2016: Celebrating The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich

Pablo Conrad, Dawn Lundy Martin, Rachel Zucker, Mark Doty, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Elizabeth Willis read to celebrate the publication of The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich, a new book honoring the work and life of one of the most radically significant poets of the twentieth century. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika; hosted by W.W. Norton & Company editor Jill Bialosky

2016 Summer Poetry Workshop for High School Students


This weeklong intensive writing program provides an exceptional opportunity for gifted young poets to develop their voice and hone their craft. Working with their peers, and with the guidance of a master teaching poet and guest poets, students will gain exposure to a range of poetic forms and various styles, and create and present original works. All participating students will receive lunch and transportation stipends for the duration of the program. Lead by poet and playwright Dave Johnson.

Price: $495.00

Showcase Reading Series: Derrick Austin, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Rickey Laurentiis, and Simone White

Readings by Derrick Austin (Trouble the Water - BOA Editions), Cameron Awkward-Rich (Sympathetic Little Monster - Ricochet Editions), Rickey Laurentiis (Boy with Thorn - The University of Pittsburgh Press), and Simone White (Of Being Dispersed - Futurepoem Books), as part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's

Showcase Reading Series: Laurel Blossom, Tyehimba Jess, Anna Moschovakis, and Wayne Miller

Readings by Laurel Blossom (Longevity - Four Way Books), Tyehimba Jess (Olio - Wave Books), Anna Moschovakis (They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This - Coffee House Press), and Wayne Miller (Post-: Poems - Milkweed Editions), part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcase

Showcase Reading Series: Janice Lowe, Michael Morse, Solmaz Sharif, and Vincent Toro

Readings by Janice Lowe (LEAVING CLE poems of nomadic dispersal - Miami University Press) , Michael Morse (Void and Compensation - Canarium Books), Solmaz Sharif (Look - Graywolf Press), and Vincent Toro (Stereo.Island.Mosaic - Ahasahta Press), part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showca

24th Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reading with Patricia Spears Jones, Alicia Jo Rabins, Camille Rankine, and Stacy Szymaszek

Readings by poets Patricia Spears Jones (A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems - White Pine Press), Alicia Jo Rabins (Divinity School - American Poetry Review), Camille Rankine (Incorrect Merciful Impulses - Copper Canyon Press), and Stacy Szymaszek (Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals - Fence Books) open the 2016 Poets House Showcase, our free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commer

2015: Bill Berkson reads from 'Expect Delays'

Poet Bill Berkson reads from Expect Delays (Coffee House Press), as part of the 23rd Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reading. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Approx 15 mins)

2016 Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading

2016 Emerging Poets Fellows Emily Brandt, Chialun Chang, Alex Cuff, Rico Frederick, zakia henderson-brown, Anne Lai, Cynthia Manick, José Olivarez, Noel Quiñones, and Nicole Shantè White read work generated during their Fellowship period. Introduced by 2016 workshop leader Adam Fitzgerald. Video by Yarminiah Rosa

Sufi Songs: Crosscurrents in Persian and Turkish Classical Music

Musician and educator in Persian culture and traditional music Amir Vahab introduces the fundamental melodic and rhythmic modes as well as the primary instruments of the Persian and Ottoman classical traditions. He will be joined by his ensemble for a performance of classical Sufi poetry, including works by Rumi, Hafez, Baba Taher, and Yunus Emre.


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