Bright Hill Press & Literary Center 21st Anniversary Celebration Reading

Bright Hill Press & Literary Center 21st Anniversary Celebration Reading

Noon – 6 pm, followed by Reception until 7:45 pm

Featuring some of the thousands of poets and writers who have read at Bright Hill since 1992

Suggested Admission: $7 (Readers); $5 Bright Hill Members; $10 audience

Further information: visit wordthur@stny.rr.com or call 607-829-5055

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

Private Event in Memory of Charles W. Pratt

Guests will gather to celebrate the life and work of poet and educator Charles W. Pratt.

The evening begins at 6:30pm with cocktails, followed immediately by readings and presentations in memory of Charles W. Pratt.

After the readings, guests are invited to enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks in Poets House's library, located on the second floor.

1993: Poetry and the Blues: An Exchange in Music and Verse (Full Audio)

Poets Raymond Patterson, Sterling Plumpp and Eugene Redmond read, accompanied by musicians Gwen Cleveland (vocalist), John Dooley (bass) and Bross Townsend (piano). Recorded April 28, 1993 Co-sponsored by 651/Kings Majestic Corporation
(Full Audio: Approx: 1 hr 20 mins)

Nightboat Books Reading with Gervitz, Halpern, & Nathanaël

Join Nightboat Books to celebrate the publication of:

Coming Events (Collected Writings) by Susan Gevirtz
Music for Porn by Rob Halpern
Sisyphus, Outdone. Theatres of the Catastrophal by Nathanaël

Moderated by Douglas A. Martin

Brief readings to be followed by discussion.

Booksale and reception will follow.

2012: Showcase Reading with Naomi Replansky and Lynne Sharon Schwartz (Full Audio)

Lynne Sharon Schwartz reads from See You in the Dark and Naomi Replansky reads from her Collected Poems and as part of Poets House’s 2012 Showcase.

Mermaid Song: Sonnets from the Land and Sea

The evening will feature a reading by Ama Codjoe beginning at 7:30pm. Reception to follow.

RSVPs appreciated: please email robynewm@yahoo.com. All are welcome.

"Mermaid Song" is a thirty-three sonnet cycle of love, mythology, and transformation. Ama Codjoe is a poet and Cave Canem fellow with roots in Memphis and Accra. Her work has been published in the Tidal Basin Review, Cave Canem Anthology XII (Willow Books), and on the Feminist Wire.

The Fist Clenched Round My Heart

On view February 13 through March 13, 2010

This intimate exhibition of love poetry is drawn from The Reed Foundation Library at Poets House.

Writing Away from the Surface with Patricia Smith

This workshop will be composed of discussion and exercises designed to write toward darkness, secrecy, trauma, regret and, eventually, insight. Few poets actually heed the time-worn advice to "write what you know." Instead, we scrape stories from the surface of our lives, while ignoring the uncomfortable truths that we mistakenly believe have been paved over and forgotten. Writers are among the fortunate few who have access to the whole of their lives. This workshop will teach us not to be afraid of that blessing.

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