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Black Love: A Reading and Craft Talk with Joshua Bennett

Weighing the work of Thylias Moss, Frank Ocean, Robin Coste Lewis, and George Moses Horton, among others, against Thomas Jefferson’s claim in Notes on The State of Virginia that, “among the blacks is misery enough, God knows, but no poetry,” poet and scholar Joshua Bennett explores the politics of black love throughout the African diasporic literary tradition

50 Years of Hanging Loose: An Anniversary Celebration

From its magazine origins of mimeographed loose pages in a cover envelope to one of the premier publishers of poetry, Hanging Loose Press celebrates 50 years. The evening will feature readings from Hanging Loose authors Jen Benka, Kimiko Hahn, Cathy Park Hong, Robert Hershon, Dick Lourie, and Mark Pawlak.

Hideous: A Reading and Conversation with Sylvia Legris & Will Alexander

Canadian poet Sylvia Legris, winner of the 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize, and Los Angeles poet Will Alexander, winner of the 2016 Jackson Poetry Prize, discuss how language operates to amputate, dissect, and reveal the most intimate secrets of the human and animal body.

Kinship: Poetic Memoir with Colleen J. McElroy

Although Thomas Wolfe wrote, "you can't go home again," Colleen J. McElroy argues that you can recreate the home you thought you knew. In this craft talk, McElroy examines how "triggering town," as described by Richard Hugo, has evoked and inspired her writing and how poetry is the folkloric vehicle by which she travels. 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


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