Novelist and essayist Valeria Luiselli reads Selected Poems a meditation on the city, the influence of the human landscape and poetry on her work, and her month-long residency in the Poets House archives. Introduced by Jay Peterson of Coffee House Press (Approx. 30 mins.)
“One of the most influential poetry critics of his generation” (New York Times), Harvard professor Stephen Burt discusses the paradoxical, conflicting role of the poet-critic. (Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour 15 mins.)
Mr. Hip Presents, Boston’s most engaging poetry reading series and finalist for #BestInBoston, makes its way back to New York City for an evening of poetry spoken-word, and live music after packing the Poets House for their first ever #MrHipNYC event. Come join Donald Vincent aka Mr. Hip and enjoy a wonderful evening of poetry and music from some of the coolest poets currently dwindling in New York City and beyond. Come see how we make poetry hip.
In an interactive presentation, poet and essayist Natasha Sajé, author of Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory, engages the audience in a discussion of the prose poem. (Part 2, approx. 30 mins.)
In an interactive presentation, poet and essayist Natasha Sajé, author of Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory, discusses the makeup of the prose poem, a hybrid form that derives energy from the collision of opposites: realism and fantasy; poem and novel. (Part 1, approx. 30 mins.)