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Literary Partners Program presents: The 2nd Annual Firecracker Awards Ceremony

Join us for CLMP's 2nd Annual Firecracker Awards for Independently Published Literature honoring exceptional titles in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction, plus an award for Best Literary Magazine. To view a full list of the finalist books and our panel of esteemed judges, visit our website. Featuring MC Dorothea Lasky. RSVP is required!

Please write to info@clmp.org to be sent an invitation.

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

2016: Hurt So Good: Building the Body of the Beloved & Other Emotional Imageries with Natalie Diaz (Full audio)

Award-winning author of the collection When My Brother Was an Aztec Natalie Diaz discusses writer's 'triggering obsessions,' writing about the body, and the relationship between breaking, creating, and love in the inspiration, creation, and revision of poetry. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Full audio, approx 1 hour)

Literary Partners Program presents: Jaap Scholten in discussion with Gabriel Sanders of Tablet Magazine about Comrade Baron

Comrade Baron presents an extraordinary oral history in which the last remaining members of the aristocracy tell how Ceausescu carried out an extermination programme against the class enemy, making it an urgent testimony about an aspect of recent history as horrifying as it is unknown.”
Extract from the jury report of the Libris History Prize 2011.

M is Black Enough: An evening of music and poetry

Join us to experience an evening of music and poetry with M is Black Enough, a collaborative who exercise spirited conversation and debate through steelpan, cello and text / voice. Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, of Kronos Quartet fame, teams up with composer and percussionist Andy Akiho, poet Roger Bonair-Agard, and drummer Sean Dixon for a work-in-progress program of spoken word and music.

2016: Leabhar na hAathghabhála/Poems of Repossession: A Reading of Modern Irish Poetry (Full Audio)

Editor and translator Louis de Paor, Julie Agoos, Melanie Best, Theo Dorgan, Susan McKeown, Leanne O'Sullivan, and Kevin Young celebrate the publication of Leabhar na hAthghabhála/Poems of Repossession, the first comprehensive critical anthology of modern poetry in Irish Gaelic with English translations with readings in readings in Gaelic and English.

Conquering the Blank Page: Poetry as a Teaching Tool (Non-credit)

$500.00

Designed for lovers of poetry as well as those who fear the genre, this five-day intensive will lead middle- and high school teachers through a variety of genreative, classroom-friendly exercises meant to inspire the teaching, writing, an reading of poetry. Drawing on the abundant resources of Poets House’s library, reading room, and multimedia center, as well as visits from guests, poet Jason Koo and and performance poet Jon Sands, participant teachers will compose, workshop, and share their own poems over the course of the week.

Price: $500.00

Conquering the Blank Page: Poetry as a Teaching Tool (P-credit)

$375.00

Designed for lovers of poetry as well as those who fear the genre, this five-day intensive will lead middle- and high school teachers through a variety of genreative, classroom-friendly exercises meant to inspire the teaching, writing, an reading of poetry. Drawing on the abundant resources of Poets House’s library, reading room, and multimedia center, as well as visits from guests, poet Jason Koo and and performance poet Jon Sands, participant teachers will compose, workshop, and share their own poems over the course of the week.

Price: $375.00

Conquering the Blank Page: Poetry as a Teaching Tool

Designed for lovers of poetry as well as those who fear the genre, this five-day intensive will lead middle- and high school teachers through a variety of generative, classroom-friendly exercises meant to inspire the teaching, writing, an reading of poetry. Drawing on the abundant resources of Poets House’s library, reading room, and multimedia center, as well as visits from guest poets Jason Koo and poet Jon Sands, participant teachers will compose, workshop, and share their own poems over the course of the week.

2016: Melcion Mateu and Mary Ann Newman read and translate Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Melcion Mateu and Mary Ann Newman read Rowan Ricardo Phillips's poem "Embrace the Night and Get Thee Gone" in English and Catalan as part of (In)verse: Poets Translate Each Other
(Approx 6 1/2 minutes)

2016: Idra Novey and Flavia Rocha translate each others poems

Idra Novey reads a poem in English from her chapbook Clarice: The Visitor and Flavia Rocha reads her translation into Portuguese; Rocha then reads her poem Hilda Hilst in Portuguese followed by Novey's English translation of it as part of (In)verse: Poets Translate Each Other
(Approx 4 minutes)

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