Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, introduces visiting poets Johanna Aitchison (New Zealand), Anas Atakora (Togo), Matthew Cheng (Hong Kong), Yao Feng (Macau), and Marie Silkeberg (Sweden), for an evening of readings and conversation exploring the various cultural spaces that poetry occupies, internationally and domestically. (Full Audio Approx 1 hr 15 minutes)
Bollingen Prize-winning poet and author of My Emily DickinsonSusan Howe, discusses the many libraries and archives that have gone into her artistic practice with Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library curator and poet Nancy Kuhl. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Approx. 55 mins)
Nancy Kuhl, curator of poetry for the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Shannon Mattern, Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at the New School and Kevin Young, author of eight books of poetry and curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University, explore the role of libraries and archives as real spaces in a digital world and metaphors for knowledge as part of the
Syrian playwright, poet and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji reads in both Arabic and English from her first book of poetry, Peacefully, we leave home (2014), and discusses her art-making as a means of exploring broadly the way people relate to the unknown and endure crisis. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika (Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour 5 mins)
Syrian playwright, poet, and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji and translators Chip Rosetti, and LynleyShimat Lys discuss issues surrounding bringing Yazji's first book of poetry, Peacefully, we leave home, into English, as part of her program An Evening with CEC ARTSLINK Fellow Liwaa Yazji
(Approx. 7 mins.)
Acclaimed Welsh poet, novelist, and playright will read from his play PINK MIST, about three friends from Bristol sent to fight in Afghanistan. Followed by a discussion with Bryan Doerries, writer, translator, and director of Theater of War.
This program made possible through the Literary Partners Program.
Join us for a celebration of the sumptuous art of fine dining and timeless poetry.
We’ll start our evening at Poets House with effervescent toasts, then walk to Danny Meyer’s North End Grill for a three-course meal designed by Chef Eric Korsh. Wine pairings by renowned importer Neal Rosenthal complete the sensory stimulus to this literary and culinary extravaganza.
Join us for an evening of readings by top poets and special guests, as we walk over the East River by way of the historical Brooklyn Bridge. With hundreds in attendance each year, this beloved New York City tradition celebrates the literary landscape surrounding us all. A special dinner in DUMBO with more readings follows the walk. All proceeds help make possible the many, quality events and public programs Poets House presents each year.
The StoSvet Literary Project and the Russian American Cultural Center present the launch of the English edition of Oleg Woolf's Bessarabian Stamps, translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk. With Boris Dralyuk, David Shook, Sharon Mesmer, Mihaela Moscaliuc, Michael Waters, Jeff Friedman, and Slava Polishchuk. Hosted by Irina Mashinski.
"I don't know if Bessarabian Stamps is footnote, photography, short story or what. I vote for poetry. Terrific poetry!" -- Gerald Stern
This event made possible by the Poets House Literary Partners Program.