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Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading

Ten poets from our Emerging Poets Fellowship read breathtaking new work that promises an exciting future for poetry. The fellowship, now in its fifth year, assists poets by providing writing instruction, mentorship, and access to Poets House’s world class poetry resources and programming. Hosted by 2016 Emerging Poets Fellowship workshop leader Adam Fitzgerald.

Presented with support from the Jerome Foundation

2015: Iowa International Writing Program Reading

Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, introduces visiting poets Johanna Aitchison (New Zealand), Anas Atakora (Togo), Matthew Cheng (Hong Kong), Yao Feng (Macau), and Marie Silkeberg (Sweden), for an evening of readings and conversation exploring the various cultural spaces that poetry occupies, internationally and domestically.
(Full Audio Approx 1 hr 15 minutes)

2015: Library Symposium at Poets House - Susan Howe in conversation with Nancy Kuhl

Bollingen Prize-winning poet and author of My Emily Dickinson Susan Howe, discusses the many libraries and archives that have gone into her artistic practice with Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library curator and poet Nancy Kuhl. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Approx. 55 mins)

2015: Library Symposium at Poets House - Collections, Curators, and Community

Nancy Kuhl, curator of poetry for the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Shannon Mattern, Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at the New School and Kevin Young, author of eight books of poetry and curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University, explore the role of libraries and archives as real spaces in a digital world and metaphors for knowledge as part of the

2015: An Evening with CEC ARTSLINK Fellow Liwaa Yazji

Syrian playwright, poet and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji reads in both Arabic and English from her first book of poetry, Peacefully, we leave home (2014), and discusses her art-making as a means of exploring broadly the way people relate to the unknown and endure crisis. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour 5 mins)

Liwaa Yazji, Chip Rosetti, and LynleyShimat Lys on translation

Syrian playwright, poet, and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji and translators Chip Rosetti, and LynleyShimat Lys discuss issues surrounding bringing Yazji's first book of poetry, Peacefully, we leave home, into English, as part of her program An Evening with CEC ARTSLINK Fellow Liwaa Yazji
(Approx. 7 mins.)

Liwaa Yazji on being a poet

Syrian playwright, poet, and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji discusses how she became a poet, and the 'deep well' it provides for her other critical work as part of her program An Evening with CEC ARTSLINK Fellow Liwaa Yazji
(Approx. 6 mins)

Owen Sheers: Readings from Pink Mist and a conversation with Bryan Doerries

Acclaimed Welsh poet, novelist, and playright will read from his play PINK MIST, about three friends from Bristol sent to fight in Afghanistan. Followed by a discussion with Bryan Doerries, writer, translator, and director of Theater of War.

This program made possible through the Literary Partners Program.

Make a Sudden Leap

Join us for a celebration of the sumptuous art of fine dining and timeless poetry.

We’ll start our evening at Poets House with effervescent toasts, then walk to Danny Meyer’s North End Grill for a three-course meal designed by Chef Eric Korsh. Wine pairings by renowned importer Neal Rosenthal complete the sensory stimulus to this literary and culinary extravaganza.

6 - 7pm: Champagne Toasts at Poets House

21st Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Join us for an evening of readings by top poets and special guests, as we walk over the East River by way of the historical Brooklyn Bridge. With hundreds in attendance each year, this beloved New York City tradition celebrates the literary landscape surrounding us all. A special dinner in DUMBO with more readings follows the walk. All proceeds help make possible the many, quality events and public programs Poets House presents each year.

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