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Poetry in Motion

Join us for an intimate discussion about the art of poetry, featuring four very different poetic voices from Europe – Elena Alexieva 
from Bulgaria and the author of Ladder on the Heart and Face of Killer Angel; Ann Cotten whose poetry plays with perspective, an intrinsic part of her poetic process; Immanuel Mifsud who sees similarities between the way his own life is evolving and that of a fish in an aquarium; and Krisztina Tóth whose poetry deals in an emphatic, reflected and sometimes ironic way with ev

Literary Partners Program: The New Voices Reading

This event is a combined and curated open mic with NYU writing organizations (the GLS Poetry Club, the Minetta Review, and De Ambiente), Columbia (Quarto Magazine), and Sarah Lawrence creative writing students (sponsored by Publication Space, the SLC Review, and the Sarah Lawrence Graduate Writing Program). The event is free and open to the public to attend and featuring headliners, Joseph Fasano (Columbia), Matthea Harvey (Sarah Lawrence), and Bob Holman (NYU).

The New Voices Readers:

2016: Colleen J. McElroy on making a strong poetic line

Colleen McElroy answers an emerging poet's question about how to create a strong line of poetry as part of the question and answer session after her talk Kinship: Poetic Memoir with Colleen J. McElroy
(Approx. 11 mins)

Literary Partners Program: The White Review No. 18 feat. Dorothea Lasky, Leslie Jamison, and Jen George

Please join The White Review at Poets House on Friday, November 18 to celebrate the US launch of our eighteenth issue with readings from three of its contributors: Dorothea Lasky, Leslie Jamison, and Jen George. Readings will start shortly after 6pm, so be sure to get there early to grab a seat. As always, there will be refreshments.

The White Review No. 18 is available to buy here: http://www.thewhitereview.org/issue/issue-no-18/

2016: Chen Ho Hua (Iowa International Writing Program Reading)

Poet Chen Ho Hua (Taiwan) reads his work - and sings - along with translators from Tom Sleigh's class at the Hunter College MFA program as part of the 2016 Iowa International Writing Program Reading. Introduced by Director of the Iowa International Writing Program Christopher Merrill
(Approx 12 mins.)

2016: Henriikka Tavi (Iowa International Writing Program Reading)

Poet Henriikka Tavi (Finland) reads her work along with translators from Tom Sleigh's class at the Hunter College MFA program as part of the 2016 Iowa International Writing Program Reading. Introduced by Director of the Iowa International Writing Program Christopher Merrill
(Approx 12 mins.)

2016: Ko Ko Thett (Iowa International Writing Program Reading)

Poet Ko Ko Thett (Myanmar) reads his work along with translators from Tom Sleigh's class at the Hunter College MFA program as part of the 2016 Iowa International Writing Program Reading. Introduced by Director of the Iowa International Writing Program Christopher Merrill
(Approx 13 mins.)

2016: Akhil Katyal (Iowa International Writing Program Reading)

Poet Akhil Katyal (India) reads his work along with translators from Tom Sleigh's class at the Hunter College MFA program as part of the 2016 Iowa International Writing Program Reading. Introduced by Director of the Iowa International Writing Program Christopher Merrill
(Approx 12 mins.)

Literary Partners Program: Finishing Line Press Presents an Afternoon of Sports Poetry

Finishing Line Press presents Ron Whitehead in celebration of the release of blistered asphalt on dixie highway: Kentucky Basketball is Poetry in Motion. Hosted by Mets Poet Frank Messina.

This program is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program.

Literary Partners Program: Silent Beaches, Untold Stories

A reading to mark the launch of SILENT BEACHES, UNTOLD STORIES: NEW YORK CITY'S FORGOTTEN WATERFRONT. The book by Elizabeth Albert with literary editing by Underwater New York collects historical narratives, archival images, contemporary art, and new fiction and poetry about ten lesser known waterways. Contributors Bill Cheng, Elizabeth Gaffney, Ben Greenman, and Nicole Miller will read.

This program is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program.

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