Introduction to Translation with Clementine Rabassa, Lawrence Venuti and Ellen Watson

"An introduction to the art and theory of translating poetry, featuring translators intimately involved with journeys from Spanish, Italian and Portuguese into English. Hands-on translation experience will be offered. Fluency is not required.

Passwords: Victor Di Suvero on "Pre" Beat Poets

A review of the seminal sources of the Beat experience in poetry and a discussion of the work of Robinson Jeffers, Kenneth Rexroth and William Everson/Brother Antoninus as progenitors of the Beats.

Hala Bira Reading

Featuring Regie Cabico, Nick Carbo, Luis H. Francia, M. Evelina Galang, Eric Gamalinda, Eugene Gloria, Jessica Hagedorn, Jaime Jacinto, Jessica Nepomuceno and Eileen Tabios. Reception to follow.

Perspectives on Filipino and Filipino-American Writing

A panel discussion moderated by Nick Carbo and featuring M Evelina Galang, Eric Gamalinda, Eugene Gloria, Jessica Hagedorn, and Eileen Tabios. What does it mean to write in a borrowed tongue? This panel discussion examines each participant’s individual development in relation to the literary/historical contexts of Filipino identity.

Second Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Please join us to celebrate the confluence of poetry, water and the magnificent New York City skyline. Time Out New York called last year’s evening an event that “could just make you fall in love with New York all over again.” Discover the poetry “under your boot-soles” and help honor our co-founder Elizabeth Kray, one of the creators of literary walks around New York City.

Grand Finale Showcase Reading

A showcase reading reflecting the range of poets and publishers across the aesthetic spectrum.

Holiday Book Sale

Give a volume of verse to someone you love...including yourself! We are pleased to offer for sale thousands of duplicate poetry books, new releases as well as antiques, from Sappho to Sapphire. The prices will be unbeatable and all proceeds will benefit our permanent collection.


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