The 15th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge:

Join us for this annual pilgrimage across one of New York City’s great architectural gems. Leading poets read the words of Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, Langston Hughes and other greats en route. The journey closes with a celebratory dinner and the presentation of the Elizabeth Kray Award for service to the field of poetry.

What Love Comes To: A Celebration of Ruth Stone

In honor of Ruth Stone’s 95th birthday, friends and fellow poets read from the acclaimed poet’s volume What Loves Comes To: New and Selected Poems.

Robert Hass & Brenda Hillman in the Great Outdoors:

This reading inaugurates Poets House’s outdoor courtyard in the new South Teardrop Park.

An Ethics Occurs at the Edge of What We Know:

Author of Practical Water, among other poetry books, Brenda Hillman discusses poetry and activism, writing about the elements and ecopoetics, and the writing process in relation to political commitment and spiritual ideas.

Elements & Energies:

Robert Hass, former U.S. Poet Laureate, and Brenda Hillman, author of eight lauded collections, share their experiences of activism and writing in response to the natural world.

Ecopoetical Futures:

Four emerging poets investigate how poetry might marshal diverse languages, ethnicities and identities to engage with a global ecosystem under duress

Sweethearts of Rhythm:

Acclaimed poet Marilyn Nelson and artist Jerry Pinkney, winner of the 2010 Caldecott Medal, discuss their collaborative book, Sweethearts of Rhythm, which profiles the all-female, interracial band of the 1940s.

Language of the Neighborhood: Chinese Poetry Today

Poet, translator and editor of the new volume Chinese Writers on Writing, Arthur Sze reads and discusses modern and contemporary Chinese poetry with scholar and translator Lucas Klein.

Back Home: A Conversation & Reading with Maurice Manning & Norman Minnick

Poets Maurice Manning and Norman Minnick share poems, tall tales and conversation about the nature of Kentucky poetry, from the lyric to the comic.

Urban Field Poetics: A Writing Workshop with Jonathan Skinner

Building on the concerns uncovered in Skinner’s two previous seminars, this workshop is an ecopoetics field audit that focuses on Poets House’s location along the Hudson River and introduces site-based writing.

A poet and editor of the journal ecopoetics, Jonathan Skinner teaches in the Environmental Studies Program at Bates College.


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