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.

Showcase Reading: Celebrating the Collected Writings of Joe Brainard

A reading to celebrate the writing of Joe Brainard (1942-1994), recently collected in The Collected Writing of Joe Brainard, edited by Ron Padgett, and published by the Library of America, with Joanna Fuhrman, Matthew Hittinger, Julie Kantor, Paul Legault, Ricardo Maldonado, Angelo Nikolopoulos, Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Ronaldo Wilson, among others.

Showcase Reading with Naomi Replansky and Lynne Sharon Schwartz

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

Naomi Replansky was born in the Bronx in 1918. Her first book, Ring Song, was published by Scribner in 1952 and was a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry. In 1994, The Dangerous World: New and Selected Poems, 1934-1994, was published by Another Chicago Press. Her Collected Poems has just been published by Black Sparrow Books.

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