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Pulling the Trigger: Colleen McElroy on the Craft of Poetry

Renowned poet Colleen J. McElroy examines the ways in which triggering operates in our poetic, personal, and racial selves. McElroy is the author of several poetry collections, including Queen of the Ebony Isles, winner of the American Book Award, and most recently Blood Memory.

Poets House Emerging Writers at Lit Crawl

Join poets from our 2016 Poets House Emerging Fellowship in celebrating Lit Crawl, a bar crawl transformed into a fast-paced scene of literary mayhem. Hop from bar to bar for readings from your favorite poets and fiction and non-fiction writers. Featuring Emily Brandt, Chialun Chang, Rico Frederick, Anne Lai, Cynthia Manick, and Nicole White.

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Regan Good


Deeply Revising Poems: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Price: $325.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Martinez


Stretching Tension: Developing a Toolbox for Structuring Your Poem

Price: $325.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Ben-Oni


Borders and Identity: The Poetics of Place

Price: $325.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Nafis


All the Tambourines: Celebration & Ode as Lens of Possibility

Price: $325.00

Literary Partners Program: Green World Rising: Eco-Poetry

Daniela Gioseffi, editor of will host Alicia Ostriker as featured reader. Other readers are Eliot Katz, Joanne Monte, Burt Kimmelman, George Held, Nina Tassi, and Peggy Anne Tartt. Poetry clips from the docu-drama: Author & Activist: The Daneila Gioseffi Story will be shown. There will be a short intermission with light refreshment. Admission free. Suggested contribution $3 or more.

Literary Partners Program: Red Hen Press Reading featuring Billy Collins, Ron Koertge, and Brynn Saito

Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, Billy Collins served two terms as the US Poet Laureate, from 2001-2003, and was New York State Poet Laureate from 2004-2006.

What Returns by Cameron Awkward-Rich

A poem by Cameron Awkward-Rich, author of Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016), part of the Poets House 24th Annual Showcase.


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