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)
Flávia Rocha and Idra Novey (Portuguese and English) and Melcion Mateu and Mary Ann Newman (Catalan and English) read each others work in their original languages and in translation, and discuss their creative process and the responsibilities of collaboration and translation. Introduced by Karen Phillips, Executive Director of Words Without Borders (Full audio, approx 1 hour 15 minutes)
Poets J Mae Barizo and Marie Howe read poems to celebrate the publication of Melissa Green's new book, Magpiety: New & Selected Poems (Arrowsmith Press, 2016). Introduced by novelist, translator, editor, educator, and Arrowsmith Press founder Askold Melnyczuk (Full audio, approx 40 minutes)
Eight authors & eight new titles to celebrate! Thomas Fink (Selected Poems & Poetic Series), Sandy McIntosh (A Hole In the Ocean: A Hamptons' Apprenticeship), Stephen Paul Miller (Any Lie You Tell Will Be the Truth), George Quasha (Things Done For Themselves), Paul Pines (Charlotte Songs), Claudia Carlson (My Chocolate Sarcophagus), Eileen R.
LaTasha N Nevada Diggs, Karma Mayet Johnson, Bob Holman, Robert Hershon, Evie Shockley, Paolo Javier, Erica Hunt and Marty Erlich, Tamar-Kali, Magdalena Gomez, Rosamond King and Melvin Edwards honor the legacy of poet, performer and activist Jayne Cortez (1934-2012) and discuss her influence on their work. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
Come celebrate the launch of Kevin Goodan's fourth book, Let the Voices and Kimberly Burwick's forthcoming Custody of the Eyes.
Kevin Goodan was raised in western Montana and fought forest fires for ten seasons with the USFS on the Lolo National Forest. He is the author of In the Ghost-House Acquainted, Winter Tenor, Upper Level Disturbances, and Let the Voices. He is Associate Professor of English at Lewis-Clark State College.
Join us in celebrating Tonya Foster's long-awaited debut collection, A Swarm of Bees in High Court, (Belladonna*, 2015) with Charles Bernstein, Rich Blint, R. Erica Doyle, Marcella Durand, Erica Hunt, Tyehimba Jess, Evie Schokley, and beloved friends. Tonya's poetry "contemplates unspoken bonds of culture, geography, and race that bring couples and communities together, along with the terrible strains that can tear them apart" (Haryette Mullen).