Poets published by four small presses (Shabda Press, Many Voices Press, Hummingbird Press, & FootHills Publishing) in the Coast to Coast Poetry Press Collective gather for the first time in New York City to share their poetry. The presses represent a diversity of poets, ethnicities and cultures from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean and around the world. The presses also represent a diversity in publishing, creating books that are unique to their aesthetics from hand-bound books to books printed locally and sustainably.
Pablo Conrad, Dawn Lundy Martin, Rachel Zucker, Mark Doty, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Elizabeth Willis read to celebrate the publication of The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich, a new book honoring the work and life of one of the most radically significant poets of the twentieth century. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika; hosted by W.W. Norton & Company editor Jill Bialosky
This weeklong intensive writing program provides an exceptional opportunity for gifted young poets to develop their voice and hone their craft. Working with their peers, and with the guidance of a master teaching poet and guest poets, students will gain exposure to a range of poetic forms and various styles, and create and present original works. All participating students will receive lunch and transportation stipends for the duration of the program. Lead by poet and playwright Dave Johnson.
Readings by Cameron Awkward-Rich (Sympathetic Little Monster - Ricochet Editions), Derrick Austin (Trouble the Water - BOA Editions), Rickey Laurentiis (Boy with Thorn - The University of Pittsburgh Press), and Simone White (Of Being Dispersed - Futurepoem Books), as part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's
Readings by Laurel Blossom (Longevity - Four Way Books), Tyehimba Jess (Olio - Wave Books), Anna Moschovakis (They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This - Coffee House Press), and Wayne Miller (Post-: Poems - Milkweed Editions), part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcase
Readings by Janice Lowe (LEAVING CLE poems of nomadic dispersal - Miami University Press) , Michael Morse (Void and Compensation - Canarium Books), Solmaz Sharif (Look - Graywolf Press), and Vincent Toro (Stereo.Island.Mosaic - Ahasahta Press), part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcas
Readings by poets Patricia Spears Jones (A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems - White Pine Press), Alicia Jo Rabins (Divinity School - American Poetry Review), Camille Rankine (Incorrect Merciful Impulses - Copper Canyon Press), and Stacy Szymaszek (Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals - Fence Books) open the 2016 Poets House Showcase, our free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commer