Jerome Rothenberg discusses his half century of anthologies, from Technicians of the Sacred: A Range of Poems from Africa, America, Asia & Oceania (1968) to Barbaric Vast & Wild: An Assemblage of Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present (2015), reconsidering what holds these works together and what the future might be for the study of ethnopoetics. (Full audio, apprx 1 hr, 10 mins)
Editor and poet Jerome Rothenberg presents an investigation and celebration of the world's primal cultures and the poetries that emerged from these regions, including sound poems, dream poems, chants and happenings from Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. (Full Audio, approx. 1 hr 20 mins)
National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning poet C.K. Williams speaks about the life and poetry of the venerated American poet Robert Frost, the rural patrician of New England literary life. Introduction by Poets House Program Director Stephen Motika (Full audio, Approx 1 hour)
Join poets Andrea Cohen and Michael Klein for a reading from Cohen’s Furs Not Mine, published this spring by Four Ways Books; and Klein’s When I Was a Twin, which was published in September by Sibling Rivalry Press. The two poets, colleagues and friends, share a mutual love and respect for each other’s work.
First Nations Australia Writers’ Network Founder and Executive Director Cathy Craigie, brings writers, poets and storytellers Dr. Jeanine Leane, Dub Leffler, Melissa Lucashenko, Bruce Pascoe, and Ellen Van Neervan to Poets House as part of an international tour. (Full Audio, Approx 1 hr 15 mins)
The author of Letter to a Future Lover: Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries leads a generative trawl through the 60,000-volume library at Poets House. Through encounters with unexpected materials found between the pages, library-nauts will have the unique opportunity to “publish work back” into books that once seemed completed.