Poetry Westchester! Neglected No More: Samuel Menashe Recites His Poetry

Recipient of the first Neglected Masters award from the Poetry Foundation, Samuel Menashe gives a recital of his poetry and discusses his life and work

Part of Poetry Westchester! , bringing free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving.

Cats on Trains, Bats on Planes: Poetic Travels

Take a poetic trip with Patricia Hubbell, author of Rabbit Moon and other acclaimed poetry collections for children, as she reads aloud from her work and discusses how to find poetry in the tiniest corners of the world. Children will also learn to write poems in the form of riddles.

The 17th Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reception

Catch an eyeful of what's happening in poetry today with this divergent, cacophonous display of all the new poetry and poetry-related books published in the United States in the last year. From micro-press chapbooks to masterworks from major commercial publishers, over 2,000 titles share shelf space.

17th Annual Poets House Showcase

On View April 4 - 11 at New York Public Library's Jefferson Market Branch
For library hours, call (212) 243-4334

Catch an eyeful of what's happening in poetry today with this divergent, cacophonous display of all the new poetry and poetry-related books published in the United States in the last year. From micro-press chapbooks to masterworks from major commercial publishers, over 2,000 titles share shelf space for one week.

The Magical Alphabet of Spring

Drawing from southern-style hymns and Appalachian ballads, poet, teacher and songwriter Lee Ann Brown leads children in songs and words that celebrate spring.

The Literary Universe: The Library in Poetry and the Imagination

From the perspectives of archivist, curator, editor, scholar and translator, a diverse group of poets - Catherine Bowman, Nancy Kuhl, Geoffrey O’Brien, Nathalie Stephens and Kevin Young - explores the vital role of the library in poetic creation and preservation.

This panel is for registered attendees of the AWP Conference.

Poetry Westchester! Vijay Seshadri on Elizabeth Bishop

In this talk, award-winning poet Vijay Seshadri examines the origins and scope of Elizabeth Bishop’s visionary poetry, her paradoxical relationship to the religious traditions that shaped her thought, and her ability to expose the fundamental questions underlying human experience.

Force of Light: A Multimedia Tribute to the Life & Poetry of Paul Celan

Barbez, a critically-acclaimed "ethno-punk-cabaret" ensemble, performs Force of Light, a multimedia event that interweaves the poetry of Paul Celan with music and video. The songs have been recorded as part of the Radical Jewish Culture series on John Zorn's Tzadik label. Experimental poet, playwright and performance artist Fiona Templeton will narrate.

Diorama-Rama! with Carin Berger

In this diorama-making workshop, hosted by writer and artist Carin Berger, we’ll build marvelous miniature worlds using plastic boxes and plenty of fun ephemera. We’ll then fill our dreamscapes with poetry to make them truly come alive.

Carin Berger is the author and illustrator of award-winning children's books including A Perfect Day and The Little Yellow Leaf.

Holding Up the Sky: Haiku Poetry Workshop

Join us outside in our beautiful backyard to learn about the ancient art form of haiku. With Bashō and Issa as our guides we’ll write our own haiku poems and then paint them on stones to take home.

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