Poetics of Emotional Research with Anaïs Duplan

What do research and documentation look like for poets? How, as poets, can we use research and documentation to not only improve as writers but also to be more conscientious artists and citizens? Drawing from artists and writers like Adrian Piper, Audre Lorde, Ronaldo Wilson, Charles Reznikoff, Layli Long Soldier and many others, we will each develop a toolkit of poetic research and archival methods. Most poems already do a certain amount of “internal research” as they inquire into the emotional worlds of their speakers.

Literary Partners Program: American Poets Congress Reading & Launch

American Poets Congress

Reading & Launch

Introduction by Lee Briccetti

Readers: Amanda Deutch, Anne Waldman, Cecilia Vicuña, Cynthia Kraman, David Henderson, Edwin Torres, Erica Hunt, James Sherry, Michael Broder, Patricia Spears Jones, Pierre Joris, Purvi Shah, Tai Allen, Tan Lin, Vincent Katz.

2018: The Sonnet - A Craft Talk with Shane McCrae

Sonnets have been written in English for about 500 years, and though their popularity has risen and fallen during that time, almost from the beginning poets have utilized sonnets for everything from grand statements to private messages. National Book Award finalist Shane McCrae explores the history of the sonnet and considers its use by today’s poets. Introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier
(Full audio approx. 1 hour)

2018: Pablo Neruda: The Poetry of Resistance

Revered around the world for his universal verse, Pablo Neruda also left a legacy as being one of the most iconic and important resistance poets of his century. His relationship to readers and to his own writing was extraordinarily shaped by time of political crisis and authoritarianism. In our current political climate, what does Neruda give us now, both in the utility of his actual words and in his example?

2018: Foliage & Pattern with Carl Phillips

Los Angeles Times Book Award-winner Carl Phillips discusses how pattern makes for meaning and muscularity in five poems. Welcome by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti, introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier
(Full audio approx. 1 hr 20 mins)

Negative Space: Luljeta Lleshanaku with Eliot Weinberger and Ani Gjika

In Luljeta Lleshanaku's new collection of poems, Negative Space, childhood memories of the dictatorship in Albania disperse into a calm that shrouds everyday life with numinous mystery. Lleshanaku joins essayist Eliot Weinberger, and her translator Ani Gjika, for the New York City launch of Negative Space.

2018: Poland's Ryszard Krynicki with Clare Cavanagh, Edward Hirsch and Alissa Valles

Born in a Nazi labor camp in Austria in 1943, Ryszard Krynicki went on to become one of post-war Poland’s most significant poets, as well as an acclaimed editor, publisher, and translator. Krynicki joins his translators and fellow poets to read and discuss the release of his selected book of poems, Magnetic Point, and the first uncensored, English-language translation of Our Life Grows, first published in Paris in 1978. Welcome by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hr 20 mins)

2018: Between "Soft" and "Hard" Clocks: A Meditation on Temporality with Erica Hunt

Poet, essayist, and teacher Erica Hunt considers five poems and how they frame time: tense, tempo, slippage, archive, and prophecy. Author of several books of poetry, including Time Slips Right Before the Eyes, Local History, ARCADE and Piece Logic, she is also co-editor of Letters to the Future: Radical Writing by Black Women with Dawn Lundy Martin. She is the Parsons Family University Professor of Creative Writing at Long Island University, Brooklyn campus. Introduction by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti

2018: Passwords: Danez Smith on Audre Lorde

Finalist for the National Book Award and Lambda Award-winner Danez Smith discusses the life and work of legendary poet and activist Audre Lorde (1934–1992), whose radical poetics broke new ground in addressing racism, sexism, class inequity, and homophobia. Introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier
(Full Audio approx. 1 hr 15 mins)

Literary Partners Program: A Celebration of Two New Books of Poetry: David Daniel's Ornaments (Pitt Poetry Series) and Tom Sleigh's House of Fact/House of Ruin (Graywolf)

Acclaimed poets David Daniel (Ornaments) and Tom Sleigh (House of Fact/House of Ruin) will read from their latest collections, followed by a conversation and book-signing. Sponsored by the Low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

This event is made possible by the Poets House Literary Partners Program.

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