"Chapbooks Saved My Life" with Brian Teare

Poet and printer Brian Teare talks about the origins of his micro press Albion Books.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY, the Center for Book Arts, CUNY MFA Affiliation Group, Poetry Society of America, Poets House and Poets & Writers

For more information about the other events and the bookfair of the Annual Chapbook Festival, please visit www.chapbookfestival.org

Gaelic Voices of Exile

Dr. Michael Newton will discuss "Gaelic Voices of Exile: The History and Literature of Gaels in America."

Michael Newton was awarded a Ph.D. in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh in 1998 for his dissertation The Tree in Scottish Gaelic Literature and Tradition. He has given lectures and taught workshops on Scottish topics at venues such as the Smithsonian, the U.S. Library of Congress, Slighe nan Gaidheal in Seattle, and the Toronto Scottish Gaelic Learners' Association.

Three Gaelic Poets: Reading "The Great Book"

Three eminent Gaelic poets -- Aonghas Dubh MacNiceall, Christopher Whyte and Kevin Macneill -- will read a selection of poems from The Great Book and selections of their own

This is a great opportunity to experience 1,500 years of traditional and contemporary poetry in one of the oldest languages in Europe. The readings will be bi-lingual - in the original Gaelic with English translations. Refreshments will be available.

Italian American Poetry Festival

Readings by poets past & present, hosted by Daniela Gioseffi

Peter Covino reading Joseph Ceravalo
Donna Masini reading Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Maria Mazziotti Gillan reading Alfredo de Palchi
George Guida reading Paul Violi
Robert Viscusi reading Emanuel Carnevali
and a special Mystery Guest reading John Ciardi

Reception with Refreshments
Autographed & discounted authors' book sales

Poem in Your Pocket, Song in Your Heart

Join us for an evening of poetry and music about Lower Manhattan with the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra and students from local schools P.S. 89 and I.S. 289 celebrating the culmination of a breakthrough neighborhood arts-education partnership funded by Goldman Sachs.

2012 Poets House Showcase Opening

Opening on Saturday, June 30, 2012, this year’s Showcase will be on view throughout the month of July and will include all of the year's new poetry and poetry-related books, chapbooks and multimedia titles published in the United States. More than 2,100 titles were in last year’s exhibition, representing close to 650 U.S. publishers—commercial, university, independent, small and micro-presses.

Campbell Corner Poetry Contest 13th Anniversary Reading

Opening Remarks by Vijay Seshadri, Co-Director and Judge
Introduction of winners by Phillis Levin, Co-Director and Judge

Readings by
Dawn McGuire
Jill Osier

A reception will follow the reading

Find out more about Poets House's Literary Partner Program here

A Celebration of The Book

Hanging Loose Press presents A Celebration of The Book

This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

Alice James Books Gensler Awards Reading & Book Launch

The 4th Annual Kinereth Gensler Awards Celebration Reading & Book Launch, featuring 2010 Winners
Monica A. Hand, Matthew Pennock and Stephen Motika

Wine and cheese reception & book signing to follow

This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

Tiger Bark Press Benefit

Join us for a reading to benefit Tiger Bark Press, featuring poets

Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Steven Huff
Ann McGovern
Philip Memmer
Karen Swenson
Estha Weiner

and music by Elizabeth Coleman

Reception to follow

For more information, contact esthalynne@hotmail.com

Find out more about Poets House's Literary Partner Program here


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