Mr. Hip Presents, Boston’s most engaging poetry reading series and finalist for #BestInBoston, makes its way back to New York City for an evening of poetry spoken-word, and live music after packing the Poets House for their first ever #MrHipNYC event. Come join Donald Vincent aka Mr. Hip and enjoy a wonderful evening of poetry and music from some of the coolest poets currently dwindling in New York City and beyond. Come see how we make poetry hip.
Poets House welcomes five poets currently in residence at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa to share their work and discuss their experiences as writers: Chen Li (Taiwan), Ali Cobby Eckermann (Aboriginal from Australia), Omar Pérez (Cuba), Andra Rotaru (Romania), and Yeow Kai Chai (Singapore). This intimate evening affords New Yorkers the opportunity to hear from a remarkable group of emerging and renowned international poets.
In an interactive presentation, poet and essayist Natasha Sajé, author of Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory, engages the audience in a discussion of the prose poem. (Part 2, approx. 30 mins.)
In an interactive presentation, poet and essayist Natasha Sajé, author of Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory, discusses the makeup of the prose poem, a hybrid form that derives energy from the collision of opposites: realism and fantasy; poem and novel. (Part 1, approx. 30 mins.)
Actor Bill Murray reads poems by Frank O'Hara ("[How wonderful it is that the Park Avenue Viaduct is being rehabilitated]"), Billy Collins ("Another Reason I Don't Keep a Gun in the House", "The Death of the Hat," and "The Art of Drowning") as part of the 9th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge (Approx. 10 minutes)