Syrian playwright, poet and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji reads in both Arabic and English from her first book of poetry, Peacefully, we leave home (2014), and discusses her art-making as a means of exploring broadly the way people relate to the unknown and endure crisis. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika (Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour 5 mins)
Syrian playwright, poet, and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji and translators Chip Rosetti, and LynleyShimat Lys discuss issues surrounding bringing Yazji's first book of poetry, Peacefully, we leave home, into English, as part of her program An Evening with CEC ARTSLINK Fellow Liwaa Yazji
(Approx. 7 mins.)
Acclaimed Welsh poet, novelist, and playright will read from his play PINK MIST, about three friends from Bristol sent to fight in Afghanistan. Followed by a discussion with Bryan Doerries, writer, translator, and director of Theater of War.
This program made possible through the Literary Partners Program.
Join us for a celebration of the sumptuous art of fine dining and timeless poetry.
We’ll start our evening at Poets House with effervescent toasts, then walk to Danny Meyer’s North End Grill for a three-course meal designed by Chef Eric Korsh. Wine pairings by renowned importer Neal Rosenthal complete the sensory stimulus to this literary and culinary extravaganza.
Our annual poetic pilgrimage across one of our city’s most beloved landmarks supports all that we do. Great poets including Robin Coste Lewis, Thomas Lux, E. Ethelbert Miller, Sharon Olds, Ocean Vuong, and special guest Bill Murray read classic NYC-inspired poems under the arches of the Bridge as we trek en masse from Manhattan to Brooklyn, where a delicious dinner, wine, and more words await. This is a do-not-miss New York City tradition.
The StoSvet Literary Project and the Russian American Cultural Center present the launch of the English edition of Oleg Woolf's Bessarabian Stamps, translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk. With Boris Dralyuk, David Shook, Sharon Mesmer, Mihaela Moscaliuc, Michael Waters, Jeff Friedman, and Slava Polishchuk. Hosted by Irina Mashinski.
"I don't know if Bessarabian Stamps is footnote, photography, short story or what. I vote for poetry. Terrific poetry!" -- Gerald Stern
This event made possible by the Poets House Literary Partners Program.
Join us for a celebration of the release of the Afghan Women’s Writing Project’s new anthology Washing the Dust from Our Hearts. Afghan women writers, special guests, and audience members will read from the book. Copies available for purchase.
This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program.
Tempest Productions presents La Scafetta: The Foundling Drawer, based on poems by Mary Rohrer-Dann and adapted for the stage by Cynthia Mazzant, with Roxanna Arrojo, Cynthia Mazzant, Elaine Meder-Wilgus, Laura Riley, Lissa Ramirez, Mary Rose Valentine, Jo Wadsworth, and Mike Waldhier.