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Eight Annual Poetry Publication Showcase

On View April 1-May 12
The only event of its kind, the Poetry Publication Showcase is an annual exhibit of over 1,000 new poetry books and a festival of events celebrating the diversity of poetry in print. The Showcase exhibit features all of the year’s new poetry books from commercial, university and independent presses across the nation. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular Poets House hours.

Passwords: Erica Hunt on Nathaniel Mackey

Nathaniel Mackey is a distinctive figure in contemporary American literature whose work bridges worlds compassing poetry, jazz, mythology and history. His poetry books Eroding Witness, School of Udhra, and Whatsaid Serif blend lyric and scat, metaphysics and myth. Bedouin Hornbook and Djbot Baghostus’s Run, novels in correspondence form, mine the territory of jazz aesthetics, poetry and performance.

Poems By Heart with Carol Conroy

Poems By Heart brings people together to recite from memory the poems they love. Participants are asked to memorize a new poem each month that someone else has written.

Donald Hall

Acclaimed poet and essayist Donald Hall delivers the annual Paul Zweig Memorial Lecture on the Craft of Poetry, which honors the poet and literary critic whose library helped to found the Poets House collection fourteen years ago.

Poems By Heart with Carol Conroy

Poems By Heart brings people together to recite from memory the poems they love. Participants are asked to memorize a new poem each month that someone else has written.

The Poetry of Eros with Marie Ponsot

"Celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with an afternoon of love poems, from ancient Greece to New York now. Readings will include Sappho, John Donne, Emily Dickinson, Djuna Barnes, W.H. Auden, and a variety of contemporary poets. Special attention will be paid to the shifty mysteries of resonance in the words “I,” “love,” and “you.”"

Poems By Heart with Carol Conroy

Poems By Heart brings people together to recite from memory the poems they love. Participants are asked to memorize a new poem each month that someone else has written.

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