From The New World: A Reading by Jorie Graham

One of the most celebrated poets of the post-war generation, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Harvard professor Jorie Graham is the author of thirteen books of poetry, most recently From The New World: Poems 1976-2014. Join us for one of the first public readings from this anticipated collection.

Seeking the Glyph: Edward Sanders

On view: Tuesday, March 31–Saturday, May 23, 2015

During the course of a long and diverse career as a poet, musician, historian, publisher, activist, and pacifist, Edward Sanders has invented a glyphic alphabet, a colorful script of hand-drawn characters, symbols, and graphemes; in his words, "a Glyph is a drawing that is charged with literary, emotional, historical or mythic, and poetic intensity."

Celebrating India

Explore the senses and chart your own path through the exhibition Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy and the Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia as you enjoy interactive, drop-in experiences with art.

2015: Creating the Future: Art and Climate Change with Alison Hawthorne Deming (Full Audio)

Poet and essayist Alison Hawthorne Deming discusses writing in the era of climate change – how we must join the sensual texture and discernment of poetry with the critical content of scientific writing to fully elucidate a rapidly changing world.
(Full Audio, approx 1 hr 30 mins)

Part of Other Impulses: Poets Writing Across Genres

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Torres


BRAINLINGO: Writing The Voice Of The Body with Edwin Torres

Price: $325.00

BRAINLINGO: Writing The Voice Of The Body

We create our own communication. How we listen affects how we speak. How we see our language affects how our voice is heard. Where the senses meet each other is where poetry can begin. Is it possible to allow the body its place in writing? Using exercises of space, sound, performance, theater, collage, and page, as a guide, this workshop will be a creative laboratory that explores how we communicate by exercising the languages inside us. Over six weeks, work will be created, discarded, and renewed in an active writing workshop where movement ignites the process.

Mark Strand Memorial

U S Poets Laureate Charles Simic and Charles Wright, actor Mary Louise Parker, painter William H Bailey, composer and pianist John Musto, playwright John Guarre, novelist Francine Prose, family members, and others pay tribute to the late poet Mark Strand (1934-2014).

Language Matters with Bob Holman: a film by David Grubin

There are over 6000 languages in the whole world. We lose one every two weeks. Hundreds will be lost within the next generation. By the end of this century, half of the world’s languages will have vanished. What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language?

Tribute to Wanda Coleman

Los Angeles poet and writer Wanda Coleman (1946 – 2013) was the author of twenty books, most recenly 2008's Jazz and Twelve O'Clock Tales. She was considered the unofficial poet laureate of L.A., and was active across the city's artistic scenes as a poet, performer and singer, devoted to themes of racism and the female experience. Join friends, family, and poets for readings and discussion of the life and legacy of this electric and under-recognized pivotal poet of the post-war period.


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