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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.