2017 Showcase Reading Series: Jen Hyde, Cynthia Manick, Tommy Pico, and Martha Rhodes

Readings by Jen Hyde (Hua Shi Hua: Drawings and Poems from China, Ahsahta); Cynthia Manick (Blue Hallelujahs, Black Lawrence Press); Tommy Pico (IRL, Birds, LLC); and Martha Rhodes (The Thin Wall, University of Pittsburgh Press). Introductions by Poets House Program Assistant Renata Ament
(Full Audio Approx 56 mins)

2017: Showcase reading series: Elizabeth Arnold, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Alan Felsenthal and Christine Shan Shan Hu

Readings by Elizabeth Arnold (Skeleton Coast, Flood Editions), Cortney Lamar Charleston (Telepathologies, Saturnalia Books), Alan Felsenthal (Lowly, Ugly Duckling Press), and Christine Shan Shan Hou (Community Garden for Lonely Girls, Gramma Press). Welcome by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti; Introductions by Poets House Program Assistant Lauren Clark
(Full audio approx. 1 hr 7 mins)

Literary Partners Program: Readings, Discussion, and Inscribed Signings: 2017 Books Authored by J. Chester Johnson

Two books, authored by J. Chester Johnson and published during 2017, will be featured at this Poets House event.

Auden, the Psalms, and Me tells the story, with many personal vignettes, of the retranslation of the psalms now included in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, for which Johnson and W. H. Auden were the two poets on the drafting committee. This retranslation has become a standard.

Poets House Members-only Open Mic

This special event will be open to the public, but you must be a current Poets House Member to read.

To become a Poets House Member or renew your membership, click here.

To sign-up to read at this event, please e-mail gina@poetshouse.org. Readers will be listed in an upcoming e-blast and here on our website. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Weeklong Workshop for Teens


Weeklong workshop bringing together high school writers from around the city and world for a marathon session of writing, reading, exploring, and discovering poetry and themselves as poets.

Guest faculty includes spoken word star and celebrated educator Jon Sands, poet and editor/publisher of Winter Tangerine Yasmin Belkhyr, celebrated poet and teacher Dave Johnson, and NYC Youth Poet Laureate Sharon Lin. The workshop concludes with a reading/performance at Poets House by participants.

Price: $495.00

Winter Tangerine Summer Intensive Workshops 

Winter Tangerine is holding two sessions of a four-day intensive writing workshop at Poets House. We design our workshops for writers who want to challenge themselves and their work. We won't teach you how to write: instead, we want to collectively build new lenses meant to create dynamic readings and writings. As a student, you'll engage in daily writing activities, lesson-based writing prompts, & group discussions led by a team of enthusiastic advisors.

An Evening of Poetry and Music with Saudi Poet Abdulatif Yousef

Poetry is a vital part of Saudi culture celebrated through popular poetry festivals and in regional televised poetry competitions where Saudi poets excel. Drawing from this rich tradition is Abdulatif Yousef, a renowned Saudi-born poet known for dazzling audiences across the Gulf with his multimedia-rich poetry readings.

2017: Legacy Reading - David Ferry and Gerald Stern

Readings by award winning poets David Ferry (Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations, University of Chicago Press) and Gerald Stern (Galaxy Love, W.W. Norton & Co), co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America. Welcome by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti, Introductions by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Approx 56 mins)

The Envy of the World, Joshua Bennett at Prismatic Park

The Envy of the World is a series of collaborations and conversations focused on the theme of black male kinship. It is centrally concerned with how black men and boys understand themselves in relationship not only to one another, but to the myriad forms of institutional violence that circumscribe their being and becoming.

(Soma)tic Poetry Rituals, CAConrad at Prismatic Park

Between July 18 to July 23, poet CAConrad will be in the Prismatic Park to build personalized (Soma)tic poetry rituals, free and open to the public. He will also have daily talks on the occult and the (Soma)tic practice; please see schedule below.


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