Archipelagos of Poetry and Politics: A Reading and Conversation With Édouard Glissant and J. Michael Dash

A reading and discussion of world poetry, post-colonial literature, and translation, with readings by Brent Edwards

Presented in conjunction with PEN World Voices: The New York Festival of International Literature.

An Environmental Imagination: Field Institute with Sandra Alcosser

Follow in the words of Federico García Lorca and Marianne Moore into the presence of

24 species of mammals
63 species of birds
48 species of reptiles
20 species of amphibians
3 species of fish
9 species of invertebrates

Poetry in the Children's Room: Creatures of Creativity With Mel Glenn

A workshop exploring the many ways we can begin to write poetry and become creatures of creativity.

Branching Out Milwaukee: Elizabeth Alexander on Gwendolyn Brooks

Since she began publishing her tight lyrics of Chicago’s great South Side in the 1940s, Gwendolyn Brooks has been one of the most influential American poets of the twentieth century. Her poems distill the very best aspects of Modernist style with the sounds and shapes of various African-American forms and idioms. Brooks is a consummate portraitist who found worlds in the community she wrote out of, and her innovations as a sonneteer remain an inspiration to more than one generation of poets who have come after her.

Poetic Bestiary: A Panel Discussion With Sandra Alcosser, Mark Doty & Linda Hogan

Three leading poets discuss the role of animals as inspiration and agents of transformation in the poetry of the past and present.

In response to the exhibit Artistic Bestiary: Installations by Jane Greer and Brian Getnick on view at Poets House March 24 through May 6

Branching Out Kansas City: Elizabeth Alexander on Gwendolyn Brooks

Since she began publishing her tight lyrics of Chicago’s great South Side in the 1940s, Gwendolyn Brooks has been one of the most influential American poets of the twentieth century. Her poems distill the very best aspects of Modernist style with the sounds and shapes of various African-American forms and idioms. Brooks is a consummate portraitist who found worlds in the community she wrote out of, and her innovations as a sonneteer remain an inspiration to more than one generation of poets who have come after her.

Passwords: Gillian Conoley on Henri Michaux

Gillian Conoley speaks on Henri Michaux (1899-1984), one of the most original and admired French writers and artists of the twentieth century.

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