2012: Russian Masters: The Life and Work of Osip Mandelstam and Marina Tsvetaeva (Full Audio)

Poet Jean Valentine, co-translator of Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, and poet and editor Christian Wiman, translator of Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam, discuss the lives of these two pillars of 20th-century Russian poetry and read their work.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour 15 mins)

Brevitas Poetry Festival

The 9th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem features readings by over 40 poets!

brevitas is a community of invited poets who email original poems (14 lines maximum) to the group on the first and the fifteenth of each month. Founded by Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin with a few poet-friends, brevitas now -- with 40+ poets -- has grown into a powerful incubator of poetry.

An additional short poem (14 lines max) open mic hosted by Bob Holman will follow.

Poets from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program

Join us for a special reading by three poets currently in residence at the University of Iowa’s famed International Writing Program. Following the reading, the poets will take questions from the audience. A reception will follow.

Toadlily Press Launch for Embark

Please join Toadlily Press and poets David Morse, Sierra Nelson, Eleanor Paynter and , Emily M. Stokes for the launch of the latest book in the Quartet Series, EMBARK

Reading + Book Signing + Refreshments

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the NY City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

2005: Phillip Levine on the discovery of his Poetic Voice

2011 US Poet Laureate Phillip Levine talks about how he came to poetry as part of the Poets House program Phillip Levine on The Path to William Carlos Williams

José Saramago Tribute Reading

Arte Institute hosts a celebration and reading of the work of the great Portuguese poet and writer José Saramago (1922-2010), as part of Saramago Week in New York.

Pilar del Rio, Jorge Vaz Carvalho and guest actresses reading Women in Saramago

Photography Exhibition Saramago by João Francisco Vilhena

Jazz Concert Malus

Reception to follow.

Anne Waldman's IOVIS Reading and Performance

Belladonna* presents:

A group/polyvocal performance from Anne Waldman's famous IOVIS trilogy, which won the Poetry Book of the Year from PEN USA Center this year, featuring her own reading and her son, Ambrose Bye, playing guitar.

Other readers include:
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
Stacy Szymaszek
Ana Božičević
Amy King
Julie Patton

The Paris-American Reading at Poets House

The Paris-American presents a reading with:

Mark Strand
Eduardo C. Corral
Camille Rankine
Malachi Black

Hosted by C. L. O'Dell

This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

2006: Taha Muhammad Ali and Peter Cole: A Reading and Conversation (Full Audio)

Palestinian Taha Muhammad Ali's poetry is driven by a storyteller's vivid imagination, disarming humor, and unflinching honesty. This evening illuminates his life and work through readings by him and award-winning translator Peter Cole.
(Full Audio, approx. 50 mins)

Taha Muhammad Ali and Peter Cole: A Reading and Conversation

Palestinian Taha Muhammad Ali's poetry is driven by a storyteller's vivid imagination, disarming humor, and unflinching honesty. This evening illuminates his life and work through readings by him and award-winning translator Peter Cole.

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