Practicing Sands: Play & Process with Farnoosh Fathi

We play at Paste—
Till qualified, for Pearl—
Then, drop the Paste—
And deem ourself a fool—

The Shapes—though—were similar—
And our new Hands
Learned Gem-Tactics—
Practicing Sands—

Master Class with Major Jackson

Major Jackson's most recent book of poetry is Holding Company. He is professor at the University of Vermont and the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Application Deadline: Friday May 22

Master Class with Laura Kasischke

Winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Space, in Chains and a finalist for the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Award for The Infintesimals, Laura Kasischke is the author of seven books of poetry and nine popular novels.

Application Deadline: Friday May 15

Hands On/Hands Off: A Seminar on Artistic Collaboration with Bill Berkson

New York artists and poets from the 1950s onward developed a new type of synergy – spontaneous, casual, and involving popular forms such as comics and advertising layouts.

Poetry Out Loud Recitations

New York City regional winners in the national Poetry Out Loud recitation contest come together for a performance of memorable and moving poems.

Poetry Out Loud is presented by the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Teachers and Writers Collaborative, and the Poetry Foundation

2015 Showcase Reading Series

Part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcase

2015 Showcase Reading Series

Part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcase

2015 Showcase Reading Series

Part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcase

Friends, Poets, Gastrolaters tickets

$750.00

This is a special benefit for Poets House that helps keep our programming free or low cost.

Join us for an evening of friendship-in-poetry celebrating the sumptuous art of fine dining with poets Frank Bidart, Eleanor Chai, Daniel Halpern, Sharon Olds and Kevin Young.

Price: $750.00

Alternate Worlds? Poetry & Popular Fiction with Laura Kasischke

Winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Space, in Chains and a finalist for the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Award, Laura Kasischke is the author of seven books of poetry and nine popular novels. She’ll discuss how writing poetry and prose are utterly opposite ways of approaching material, language, and life, drawing on her own work as well as that of other multigenre writers.

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