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.

Book Launch: Matthew Dickman & Michael Klein

Please join Matthew Dickman and Michael Klein as they celebrate their new books with a reading, signing, and party at Poets House.

Introductions to the readings provided by Marie Howe and Jean Valentine.

Matthew Dickman's latest book of poetry is Mayakovsky's Revolver. His first book of poetry, All-American Poem, won the 2009 Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award.

I HAD THOUGHT MYSELF A KANGAROO

In a rare New York appearance, noted Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar reads from his work in Bengali and English translation and discusses the contemporary Bengali literary scene. He will be joined by poets Suji Kim, Dante Micheaux, Sonia Mukherji, R. A. Villanueva and special guest Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa.

Marsh Hawk Press Reading

A short reading by three poets followed by a reception and book signing.

Readings by:
Edward Foster
Sandy McIntosh
Paul Pines

Additional information about the authors and their books:

Edward Foster: Dire Straits

“Edward Foster is the epitome of the poet / scholar.”
—Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry

Women's Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English

Come for an evening of readings and celebration in honor of the anthology, Women’s Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English.

Readers will include:

Sarah Arvio
Mary Baine Campbell
Beth Ann Fennelly
Joy Katz
Phillis Levin
Elizabeth Macklin
Katha Pollitt
Eva Salzman
Mary Stewart Hammond

The Obscene Madame D Panel Discussion and Book Party

Please join A Bolha Editora and Nightboat Books to celebrate the publication of The Obscene Madame D by Hilda Hilst, translated by Nathanaël in collaboration with Rachel Gontijo Araújo, with a forward by John Keene

The first English-language translation by the Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst (1930-2004).

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