Literary Partners Program: Book Lauch for A Good Wall

Toadlily Press invites you to join us for the launch party for Toadlily’s Newest Book:
A Good Wall by Katie Hartsock, George Bishop, Linda Tomol Pennisi & Jennifer Kearns

Featuring readings by:
Katie Hartsock of Chicago, IL
Linda Tomol Pennisi of Syracuse, NY
& Selected Toadlily Founders

This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

Reading and Panel Discussion with the Iowa International Writing Program’s Resident Poets

Poets House welcomes six poets currently in residence at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa to share their work and discuss their experiences as writers. This intimate evening affords New Yorkers the opportunity to hear from a remarkable group of emerging and renowned international poets.

2014: A Sexy New Animal: The DNA of the Prose Poem with Natasha Sajé (Part 2)

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.)

2014: A Sexy New Animal: The DNA of the Prose Poem with Natasha Sajé (Part 1)

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.)

2004: Bill Murray reads Frank O'Hara and Billy Collins

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)

2005: Bill Murray reads Jackson Murray, Robert Francis, Blly Collins, Robert Creeley, and Frank O'Hara

Actor Bill Murray reads poems by his son Jackson Murray ("That was Summer"), Robert Francis ("Pitcher"), Billy Collins ("The Best Cigarette"), Robert Creeley ("Ballad of the Desperate Husband") and Frank O'Hara ("A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island") as part of the 10th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge
(Approx. 14 minutes)

2008: Bill Murray reads Thomas Lux, Martin Espada, and Galway Kinnell

Actor Bill Murray reads poems by Thomas Lux ("Eyes Gouged Out and Replaced by Hot Coals"), Martín Espada ("Rules for Captain Ahab's Provincetown Poetry Workshop"), Galway Kinnell ("Oatmeal") as part of the 13th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge
(Approx. 10 minutes)

2007: Bill Murray reads Ron Padgett, Frank O'Hara, Thomas Lux and Kay Ryan

Actor Bill Murray reads poems by Ron Padgett ("Voice"), Frank O'Hara ("The Critic" and "Poem {for 1959}"), Thomas Lux ("I Love You, Sweatheart") and Kay Ryan ("Poetry is a Kind of Money") as part of the 12th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge
(Approx. 10 minutes)

Joseph Coulson reads "I Know a Man" by Robert Creeley

Novelist, poet, and playwright Joseph Coulson remembers poet Robert Creeley, and reads Creeley's poem "I Know a Man" during the Poets House panel discussion The Figures: Life Cycle of an Independent Press
(1 1/2 mins)

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