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Celebrating The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich

Gather to celebrate the publication of The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich (W.W. Norton & Company), a new book honoring the work and life of one of the most radically significant poets of the twentieth century.

Readers Include: Mark Doty, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dawn Lundy Martin, Elizabeth Willis, and Rachel Zucker, with special remarks from W.W. Norton & Company editor Jill Bialosky, and Pablo Conrad, Adrienne Rich’s son.

Publication Reading for Poetic Prose and the Prose Poem with Barbara Henning

A reading of work by Donna Cartelli, Noelle De La Paz, Sean Denmark, Woodrow Dismukes, Patrick Disselhorst, Sylvia Foley, Tony Howarth, Angela Januzzi, Justine el-Khazen, Jonathan Kirsh, and Sana, participants in Poets House's spring 2016 6-week prose poem workshop, taught

Literary Partners Program presents: Book Launch for Paul Kane's Welcome Light

Please join us in celebrating the publication of accomplished poet, editor, critic, and educator Paul Kane’s sixth poetry volume, Welcome Light, a collection of astonishing range. The book includes poems emblematic of both impeccable form and adventurous innovation. It also includes groundbreaking translations of Hafiz.

Richard Howard notes: “Kane’s first five books established this poet as a varied master of five kinds of art; here in Welcome Light, his sixth, a distressed but never agonized poet offers amazing life within the established kinds of art.”

2016: Blood of the Sun: A Bilingual Reading with Salgado Maranhão and Alexis Levitin (Full Audio)

Brazilian poet Salgado Maranhão, winner of the 2011 Brazilian Academy of Letters Best Book of Poetry award, reads from Blood of the Sun and Tiger Fur with his translator, SUNY Plattsburgh Professor of English Alexis Levitin.
(Full audio, approx 1 hr 15 mins)

Women of the World Poetry Slam Awards

Poets Mahogany L Browne and Lauren Williams--organizers of the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWPS) will be sharing poems alongside Imani Cezanne, co-winner of 2016 WOWPS. Presented in partnership with Belladonna*.

Literary Partners Program: Hanging Loose Press New Titles Party

Celebrating new poetry by Patricia Traxler, Mark Pawlak, Joel Lewis, Hoyt Jacobs, Leonard Gontarek, and letters from Frances LeFevre to Anne Waldman.

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.

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