Literary Partners Program presents: Shearsman Books at Poets House

This reading features three poets launching their new collections: Carmen Bugan with Releasing the Porcelain Birds, Richard Deming with Day for Night, and Mary Austin Speaker with The Bridge

2011: Kewulay Kamara

Kewulay Kamara discusses African oral and written traditions, and his documentary about his attempt to recreate an ancient oral epic after the only written copy was destroyed in the Sierra Leone Civil War, as part of his presentation The Travelling Word: A West African Epic

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

2011: Mohammed Bennis

Internationally acclaimed poet and professor of Arabic poetry Mohammed Bennis reads from his work in Arabic, translated into English by poet Pierre Joris as part of the presentation Transmutations with Moroccan Poet Mohammed Bennis.

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

2011: Reza Aslan

An excerpt from internationally-acclaimed writer Reza Aslan's presentation From Tablet to Pen: The Literary History of Islam

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

2011: Bruce Lawrence on the Language of the Qur’an

An excerpt from Duke University professor Bruce Lawrence's introduction to the poetic style and aural beauty of the Qur’an and challenge of translating archaic Arabic into modern-day English.

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

2016: This Grubbing Art - The Poetry of Hayden Carruth

A discussion of the life and work of National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award winning poet Hayden Carruth (1921-2008) with Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Marilyn Hacker, Douglas Unger, and Joe-Anne McLaughlin, moderated by Shaun Griffin, editor of From Sorrow's Well: The Poetry of Hayden Carruth.
(Full Audio, Apprx. 1 hour 30 mins)

Literary Partners Program presents: She Named Her Daughter January: a Celebration of Three Years of Winter Tangerine

Happy birthday to Winter Tangerine! Come on out to the Poets House for birthday cake, fantastic poetry, and wine!

Featuring Hanif Abdurraqib, Tariq Luthun, Safia Elhillo, Greta Wilensky, Franny Choi, Elana Bell, Mahogany Browne, and Adam Falkner!

$9 cover to offset rental costs.


Title comes from Franny Choi's incredible poem, Frame, first published in WT's Spotlight feature, Fragments of Persephone:

One Day Workshop - Reines


Dear ____________ With Ariana Reines

Price: $195.00

Dear ____________ With Ariana Reines

In this one-day intensive, we'll look at some of literary history's great epistolary writing-- from Heloise & Abelard to Chris Kraus, passing by way of Madame de Stael, Proust, Keats, Lou Andreas-Salome, Rilke, Kafka, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan, & more-- and then we will write letters, put them in envelopes, and yes: drop them in the mail. I don't know about you, but there are people I've been writing to in my mind for years-- some of them are kin and some are movie stars.


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