Join us for the opening of the 21st annual Poets House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses. There is no better way to get an overview of the art.
This diverse and inclusive exhibition will be on view through August 3.
One of the foremost poets of Brazil, Adélia Prado is author of eight books of poetry, two of which have been translated into English, including her newest collection Ex-Voto (2013). She was praised by Veja (Brazil’s Newsweek) as “a writer of rare brilliance and invincible simplicity.” In this visit to New York, Prado will read poems with her English-language translator Ellen Doré Watson.
Join us on Proust's birthday to celebrate the publication of The Collected Poems of Marcel Proust, edited by Harold Augenbraum, and featuring the work of 20 poets and translators. Augenbraum, founder of the Proust Society of America, will be joined by contributors Meena Alexander, Marcella Durand, Wayne Koestenbaum, Anna Moschovakis, Mark Polizzotti and Susan Stewart.
Thomas Lux is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, most recently Child Made of Sand, God Particles and The Cradle Place. His book Split Horizon, won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He is a member of the faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology and Sarah Lawrence College.
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Poets House presents Albert Lamorisse’s timeless children’s film classic The Red Balloon. Afterward, children will make their own floating valentines in the form of hot-air balloon mobiles. This is an annual Poets House Children’s Room happening
Join Belladonna* for a reading and conversation with activist writers Celina Su and Ariana Reines as they read poetry and prose, ask and answer questions, hold forth, and generally illuminate the politics and poetics of their original, radical, "relief" work on the Thai-Burmese border and Haiti, respectively.