The Natural World of California: Poetry with Cedar Sigo, Juliana Spahr, and Tanya Sarmina

Enjoy readings by poets Cedar Sigo, Juliana Spahr, and Tanya Sarmina in the Oakland section of the Gallery of California Natural Sciences. They will use poetry to explore the gallery as a site for creative expression, while inspiring and educating viewers about parts of the natural world we often take for granted.

Literary Partners Program: Marsh Hawk Press at Poets House

Please join Marsh Hawk Press in celebrating their Spring 2015 publications.

Readers include:
Jane Augustine
Jon Curley
Basil King
Christina Olivares
Eileen R. Tabios

This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

2015: A Broad Margin to My Life: Maxine Hong Kingston (Full Audio)

Recipient of the National Book Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award, Maxine Hong Kingston reads from her work and discusses fact vs fiction, and how her writing travels beyond the boundaries of genre.
(Full Audio: approx 1 hour 15 mins)

Literary Partners Program: Heller Levinson Book Release Party

Please join Heller Levinson for a reading from Wrack Lariat, newly released from Black Widow Press. Wrack Lariat, the third exfoliation of Hinge Poetics, further emboldens Hinge pioneering by launching four new modules and offering Fusionistic Intercoursing with visual artists past and present.

This event is made possible in part through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

2015: Seeking the Glyph and The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative

Poet, artist, and The Fugs co-founder Edward Sanders discusses his glyphic works and personal archive, dating from the 1960's, which includes hand-drawn glyphs, ephemera, magazine layouts, daybooks, and The Fugs album covers, on view as part of Seeking the Glyph: Edward Sanders.

Literary Partners Program: Bengali International Poetry Festival

Please join Shabdaguchha in cooperation with Cross-Cultural Communications for an afternoon of multilingual poetry readings.

Refreshments will be served.

This event is made possible in part through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

Nguyen Phan Que Mai and Bruce Weigl read "The Secret of Hoa Sen"

Nguyen Phan Que Mai discusses the family-related source of the title poem of her latest collection The Secret of Hoa Sen. The collection's co-translator poet Bruce Weigl reads the poem in English, Que Mai in the original Vietnamese.
Approx 3 mins.

Nguyen Phan Que Mai and Bruce Weigl read "The Poem I Can't Yet Name"

Nguyen Phan Que Mai discusses Vietnam's history and her family's connection to the Great Hunger of 1945, background to her "The Poem I Can't Yet Name." Co-translator Bruce Weigl reads the poem in English, Que Mai in the original Vietnamese.
Approx 5 mins.

Literary Partners Program: Barrow Street Poetry Reading

Please join Barrow Street for an evening of poetry featuring:

Claudia Keelan
Soraya Shalforoosh
Doug Anderson
Page Hill Starzinger

This event is made possible in part through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

2015: Nguyen Phan Que Mai with Bruce Weigl

Award-winning Vietnamese poet, journalist and translator Nguyen Phan Que Mai, reads from and discusses her latest book, The Secret of Hoa Sen with its co-translator Pulitzer Prize nominee and author of thirteen poetry collections, Bruce Weigl.
In English and Vietnamese. Approx 1/2 hour

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