Cave Canem 10th Anniversary Celebration

Poets House congratulates Cave Canem on a decade of nurturing emerging African-American poets.

Poetry as the Art of Revision with Sharon Dolin

According to W. H. Auden, a poet feels most like a poet when making the last revision to a new poem. Yet so many times we get stuck in an early draft of a poem and don’t know how to proceed. How can we enter and re-imagine the poem, both formally and thematically? In this hands-on workshop dedicated to the art of revision, students will learn a variety of techniques and approaches for turning the inert draft into a poem that breathes and sings.

Breaking Open: Celebrating the Life and Work of Muriel Rukeyser

Readings and discussion highlight the life and poetry of Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980), visionary poet, political activist, and unparalleled voice in twentieth century American literature.


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