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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)

2014: On the Poetry Talent with Alice Notley (Full Audio)

Award-winning and prolific poet Alice Notley leads an autobiographically-inspired discussion of the poetry talent – its rarity, mystery, and importance in the education and nurture of poets.
(Full Audio Approx. 55 minutes)

2013: Passwords: Lisa Jarnot on Robert Duncan (Full Audio)

Poet, biographer Lisa Jarnot (Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus, 2012), will map out the varied intersections of Robert Duncan’s library, his bookishness and his entrance into poetics.

(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour 20 mins.)

2014: Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me: Ghassan Zaqtan & Fady Joudah with Mark Doty (Full Audio)

Award-winning poet Mark Doty introduces Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan, who reads from and discusses his visceral, narrative poetics with fellow poet and translator Fady Joudah.

(Full Audio Approx 1 hour)

2014: The Art of George Schneeman: Poetry Reading (Full Audio)

A poetry reading with Michael Brownstein, Larry Fagin, Alice Notley, Maureen Owen, Harris Schiff, Anne Waldman, and Lewis Warsh, introduced by Bill Berkson, in conjunction with the exhibition A Painter and His Poets: The Art of George Schneeman

(Full Audio, Approx 1 hour and 5 mins)

Barnes & Noble Bookfair Benefits Poets House

As the neighboring bookstore to our home in Battery Park, Barnes & Noble is hosting a weekend bookfair to benefit Poets House. Make a purchase with a Poets House bookfair voucher at Barnes & Noble Tribeca and a percentage of the sale will be donated to Poets House.

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