Imagination Islands: A Map-Making Workshop

Mystical beasts, magical forests, lost treasure and more can be found in this island map-making workshop. Children will create their own maps with poetic descriptions of distant unexplored islands for those daring enough to venture there. Lead by Poets House Children’s Room Director Mike Romanos.

Poetry Time with Charles Waters

Join Charles Waters for a morning of humorous poetry that's off the page and off the wall. We’ll write comical poems together and act them out on stage.

Charles Waters is a children's poet, actor and educator who has performed in schools and universities across the country. His work has appeared in various textbooks and anthologies including National Geographic.

Haunted Poets House: A Halloween Reading and Celebration

Come in costume and hear monstrous, spooky verse from poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Karla Kushkin, Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, read by Poets House Children’s Room Director Mike Romanos, who will also lead us in casting our own poetic spells to celebrate the day

There Once Was and Always Will Be: Evoking the Poetic Worlds of Childhood

A panel discussion and conversation about poems written by children – and poems written for children – with children’s literature scholar Jennifer Brown, educator and founder of The Touchstone Center Richard Lewis, historian and children’s literature critic Leonard Marcus, educator Annie Wright, widow and editor of poet James Wright, and members of The Touchstone Center Theatre Ensemble, Clea Rivera and Harry Mann.

Our Earth, Our Sky: A Celebration of the Poetry of Childhood with Richard Lewis and The Touchstone Center Theater Ensemble

A workshop exploring the magic and mystery of poetry. We’ll write poems inspired by the earth and sky. Then our poems will be celebrated through narration, music and mime. Each child will take their poems home in an earth/sky box.

Opening Reception: Winter Wedding - Holiday Cards by Poets

Join us for the opening of this exhibition, drawn from the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University, exploring the vibrant, often funny, and always fascinating portraits of time, affection and ties of love and friendship through the unique and longstanding tradition of writers sending of poetic holiday cards.

Curated by Kevin Young and Lisa Chinn

Exhibition on view through March 21, 2015

Other Impulses: Poets Writing Across Genres

Always be a poet, even in prose.– Charles Baudelaire

For the Fall 2014 season, Poets House invites you to explore poetry’s complex relationship with fiction, memoir, essay, theater, science and more through talks, seminars, and workshops presented by leading cross-genre writers. From page to paint to stage, trace a poet’s ability to infuse, implore, recall, and awaken new possibilities in language across the arts and beyond.

Literary Partners Program: Finishing Line Press Fall Poetry Reading Featuring: Rodica Draghincescu and More

Please join Finishing Line Press for a reading celebrating poets and their recent publications.

Reception to follow.

Featured Reader, Rodica Draghincescu

Other readers include:
Leah Maines
Mark Belair
Hélène Cardona
John FitzGerald
Sherri Felt Dratfield
Michael J. Grabell
Frank Messina
Ilene Starger
Rose Auslander

About the Poets:

Winter Wedding: Holiday Cards by Poets

On view: Tuesday, December 2, 2014–Saturday, March 21, 2015

From "Happy Holidays" from Langston Hughes to "Seasons Greetings" from Seamus and Marie Heaney, calling cards from Marianne Moore, and handmade valentines between Alice Notley and Ted Berrigan, the sending of poetic holiday cards is a unique and longstanding tradition. Drawn from the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University, this exhibition explores the vibrant, often funny, and always fascinating portraits of time, affection and ties of love and friendship.

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Poets House's Fall Season Begins
Tuesday, September 23

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