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Claryssa Santana and Julio Pena, 16-year-olds from the South Bronx, return to Poets House after a school visit sponsored by the Thompson Family Foundation. (Photo: Lee Briccetti)
Happy New Year from Poets House! We’d like to extend a special thank you to all who supported our year-end annual fund campaign. Your contributions keep our poetry library free and open to the public all year.
Let Poets House help you keep your creative resolutions for 2014 by spending the day reading (or writing!), surrounded by 50,000 volumes of inspiration and instruction.
Browse our exhibition of rare Lucille Clifton manuscripts, letters, and photographs or explore Darren Waterston and Mark Doty’s contemporary beastiary.
Other great events coming up this season include:
• Saturday, February 22: Join inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander for a conversation with on the life and work of Lucille Clifton.
• Tuesday, February 25: Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan reads from his award-winning collection Like a Straw Bird it Follows Me with his translator Fady Joudah and host Mark Doty.