Literary Partners Program: A Reading by New Poets from Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights

Student poets from Saint Ann's read annually at Poets House. Offering a variety of voices and styles, they suggest the future of poetry in America.

Literary Partners Program: Arte de Pajaros: Art of Birds - Poetry of Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), the Nobel Prize–winning Chilean poet, has been called "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.” Nature is prominent in Neruda’s poetry, and Art of Birds (1966) celebrates the special beauty of the birds of his native land. At the same time, the poems reflect a broad range of mood and feeling through themes of migration, exile, solitude, nature’s cycle of birth/death/rebirth.

Master Class with Elaine Equi

Please note the class runs at two different times on Saturday and Sunday. Disregard the class times listed above. The correct hours are:

Saturday, April 14, 2:30-6:30pm
Sunday, April 15, 12:00-4:00pm

Elaine Equi is the author of Sentences and Rain (2015), Click and Clone (2011), and Ripple Effect (2007), among other books. She teaches at NYU and in the MFA program at the New School. This master class will focus on writing short poems.

Master Class with Tyehimba Jess

Please note the class runs at two different times on Saturday and Sunday. Disregard the class times listed above. The correct hours are:

Saturday, April 7, 2:00-6:00pm
Sunday, March 25, 12:00-4:00pm

Tyehimba Jess is the author of leadbelly (2005) and Olio (2016), winner of the Pulitzer Prize. His honors include a fellowship from the NEA and a Lannan Literary Award. He is a Professor of English at the College of Staten Island.

Application Deadline: Tuesday March 20

Master Class with Kimiko Hahn

Please note the class runs at two different times on Saturday and Sunday. Disregard the class times listed above. The correct hours are:

Saturday, March 24, 2:30-6:30pm
Sunday, March 25, 12:00-4:00pm

Kimiko Hahn is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Brain Fever (2014). Her honors include Guggenheim and NEA fellowships. She is a Distinguished Professor in the English Department and the MFA program at Queens College.

Application Deadline: Tuesday March 6

Pièce de Résistance: A Benefit for the 30th Anniversary of Poets House

$750.00

This is a special benefit for Poets House that helps keep our programming free or low cost.

Join us for a celebration of fine dining and poetry with poets Elizabeth Alexander, Taylor Mali, Sharon Olds, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, and Kevin Young. We’ll start our evening at Poets House with champagne toasts, then walk to Danny Meyer’s North End Grill for a three-course meal designed by Chef Eric Korsh. Wine pairings by renowned wine importer Neal Rosenthal complete this literary and culinary fête.

Price: $750.00

Literary Partners Program: Power Dynamics in Poetry: A Conversation with Kaveh Akbar & Rachel Zucker

Join award-winning poets and educators, Rachel Zucker and Kaveh Akbar in an exploration of the perils and responsibilities of writing about violence and oppression as it is experienced by others. Kaveh Akbar’s poem, “Heritage,” about a young Iranian woman hanged in 2014 for killing her attempted rapist, serves as a starting point for the poets to unpack what one goes through in telling a sacred story, particularly when the subject is powerless in relation to the poet, and the world.

Pièce de Résistance: A Benefit for the 30th Anniversary of Poets House

This is a special benefit for Poets House that helps keep our programming free or low cost.

Join us for a celebration of fine dining and poetry with poets Elizabeth Alexander, Taylor Mali, Sharon Olds, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, and Kevin Young. We’ll start our evening at Poets House with champagne toasts, then walk to Danny Meyer’s North End Grill for a three-course meal designed by Chef Eric Korsh. Wine pairings by renowned wine importer Neal Rosenthal complete this literary and culinary fête.

2018: A Celebration of James Wright: A Life in Poetry (Full Audio)

Biographer Jonathan Blunk and special guests Anne Wright, Donna Masini and Gerald Stern celebrate James Wright: A Life in Poetry, the authorized biography of the poet just published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Blunk has spent decades researching and writing the book, which has been honored by glowing reviews since its appearance this fall. A good friend of Poets House founders Elizabeth Kray and Stanley Kunitz, Wright “comes through vividly on almost every page,” The New York Times declared.

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