2012: Martha Rhodes reads from "The Beds"

Martha Rhodes The Beds (Autumn House, 2012), as part of the opening of the 2012 Poets House Showcase

2012: Leigh Stein reads from "Dispatch from the Future"

Leigh Stein reads from her book Dispatch from the Future (Melville House, 2012), as part of the opening of the 2012 Poets House Showcase

2012: Scott Hightower reads from "Self-evident"

Scott Hightower reads from his book Self-evident (Barrow Street Press, 2012), as part of the opening of the 2012 Poets House Showcase

Principles of Excellence in Poetry

Three short talks leading to a conversation with the audience by a panel featuring Christopher Ricks, J. Allyn Rosser and Paul Keegan; moderated by Edward Mendelson.

Reception to Follow

1994: Katha Pollitt on "The Poetry Audience of the Future"

Poet and essayist Katha Pollitt gives her thoughts on The Poetry Audience of the Future.

2005: Love in the Showcase: A Reading Celebrating Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets -- Brenda Shaughnessy

Brenda Shaughnessy reads four poems as part of Love in the Showcase: A Reading Celebrating Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Brett Fletcher Lauer and Aimee Kelley, editors).

2005: Love in the Showcase: A Reading Celebrating Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets -- Prageeta Sharma

Prageeta Sharma reads three poems as part of Love in the Showcase: A Reading Celebrating Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Brett Fletcher Lauer and Aimee Kelley, editors).

Poetry: Movement and Memory

"Neither closed in one landscape
nor in one season
the mind moving in illimitable
recollection."

-- Basil Bunting, "Chomei at Toyama"

Poet Max Blagg and writer and producer Wickham Boyle discuss memory's role in the creation of a poem and the ways in which memorizing poems can give our daily life meaning. Following their discussion, the two will lead a walk during which each audience member will be given a poem to memorize.

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