Who’s Speaking?: Persona Writing with Philip Schultz

Saturday, March 29, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, March 30, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Application Deadline: EXTENDED TO Friday, March 21

Philip Schultz’s poetry includes Like Wings, The Holy Worm of Praise, and Failure, which won the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of a memoir, My Dyslexia, and the forthcoming The Wherewithal: A Novel in Verse. He is the founder and director of The Writers Studio, a school for fiction and poetry.

Conversation Pieces: Creating Poems That Talk to Other Poems

Saturday March 22, 2:00-6:00pm
Sunday, March 23, 12:00-4:00pm

Application Deadline: EXTENDED TO Friday, March 14

Susan Wheeler is the author of six books of poetry, including Bag o’ Diamonds, winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award, and Meme, a finalist for the National Book Award. She directs the creative writing program at Princeton University.

Rilking with Ariana Reines

This class is open to all levels. No application is needed, but registration is required; call (212) 431-7920 x12832 or email classes@poetshouse.org. Register early – first come, first served.

From the Earth to the Stars: Writing Poems of Spiritual Questioning with David Groff

No matter their faith or doubt, most poets feel summoned to explore the ways human lives relate to the spiritual. Through readings of contemporary poets with a range of spiritual outlooks and inquiries, workshop participants will focus on making new poems, seeking to discover spirit through the stuff of the world.

Birds Not Birdcages: Playing in Form with R.A. Villanueva

Rallying around Dean Young’s assertion "we are making birds not birdcages,” this class will examine the role of form in innovative and traditional poems, and explore the interplay of memory, language, and art in the creation of new work.

The Self and the World: Oppositional Energies Inside a Poem with Neil Shepard

This class will examine recent work from literary magazines to see how other poets create texture and tension, with focus on students’ poems and on several writing exercises to steering toward new strategies and discoveries in making a poem.

Neil Shepard is the author of four books of poems, including This Far from the Source and (T)ravel/Un(T)ravel. A senior editor of Green Mountains Review and a founding member of the poetry-jazz ensemble PoJazz, he teaches in the low-residency MFA Writing Program at Wilkes University.

Person, Place, Thing "Live" with Randy Cohen and Tracy K. Smith

Poets House is thrilled to host the live recording of Person, Place, Thing. In this episode of the public radio show, Emmy Award-winner Randy Cohen asks Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith about a person, a place, and a thing of special significance to her. Join us for the resulting great stories and accompanying live music with award-winning folk musician Jefferson Hamer. All proceeds support Poets House programming.

On Craft & Sound with Tracie Morris

Poet and performer Tracie Morris presents an open seminar on the relationship between sound, onomonpoetics, and imagery, demonstrating that form is a continuum that incorporates both the avant-garde and conventional, rather than something that is “broken” by experimentation, a source rather than a rulebook for the making and presenting of living, resounding poems.

On the Poetry Talent with Alice Notley

Award-winning and prolific poet Alice Notley leads an autobiographically-inspired discussion of the poetry talent – its rarity, mystery, and importance in the education and nurture of poets.

The Art of George Schneeman: Panel Discussion and Poetry Reading

A panel discussion and reading in conjunction with the exhibition “A Painter and His Poets: The Art of George Schneeman,” the first major retrospective of the artist's collaborative paintings, collages, prints, and books

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