Poetry Summer: Intensive Workshop for High School Students

For the first time, we are offering a week-long workshop for writers in high school to create and explore poetry in one of the largest poetry libraries in the country.

2014: Passwords: Tom Sleigh on Seamus Heaney (Full Audio)

Poet Tom Sleigh presents a discussion of the use of description in Seamus Heaney’s masterful poems, exploring and celebrating his humane marveling at the life of the senses and the natural surfaces of the world.

(Full audio, Approx. 1 hour 15 mins.)

2014: On the Edge with Edwin Torres (Full Audio)

Poet, performer, educator, and self-proclaimed “lingualisualist” rooted in the languages of sight and sound, Edwin Torres leads an exploration of the tools poets use to extend past the edges of language to articulate the rich spaces between sound and definition.

(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour, 10 mins.)

Literary Partners Program: A Tribute to D. H. Melhem

Please come celebrate the life of D. H. Melhem—poet, author, scholar, political activist, teacher, a.k.a. “The Poet Laureate of New York’s Upper West Side.”

PRESENTERS:

Dorothy Friedman August
Vinie Burrows
Hannelore Hahn
Rashidah Ismaili
Donald Lev
Karen Malpede
Robert Roth
Susan Sherman
Quincy Troupe
Victor Wallis
Steve Zeitlin

3-5pm; Reception to Follow

2014: Relative Strangeness: Rosmarie Waldrop with Nikolai Duffy (Full Audio)

Rosmarie Waldrop, author of numerous books of poetry and a persistent and prolific innovator, is joined by Nikolai Duffy, Senior Lecturer in American Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, for an evening of readings and discussion.

(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour, 15 mins)

Person, Place, Thing "Live" with Randy Cohen and Tracy K. Smith - General Admission

$30.00

Wednesday May 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join us as Emmy Award-winning writer Randy Cohen interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith about one person, place, and thing she finds meaningful, with musical guest Jefferson Hamer.

A special event in support of Poets House programming.

General Admission: $30.00

Price: $30.00

Person, Place, Thing "Live" with Randy Cohen and Tracy K. Smith - Poets House Member Admission

$25.00

Wednesday May 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join us as Emmy Award-winning writer Randy Cohen interviews Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith about one person, place, and thing she finds meaningful, with musical guest Jefferson Hamer

A special event in support of Poets House programming.

Poets House Member Admission: $25.00

Price: $25.00

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