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Showcase Reading Series: Laurel Blossom, Tyehimba Jess, Anna Moschovakis, and Wayne Miller

Readings by Laurel Blossom (Longevity - Four Way Books), Tyehimba Jess (Olio - Wave Books), Anna Moschovakis (They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This - Coffee House Press), and Wayne Miller (Post-: Poems - Milkweed Editions), part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcase

Showcase Reading Series: Janice Lowe, Michael Morse, Solmaz Sharif, and Vincent Toro

Readings by Janice Lowe (LEAVING CLE poems of nomadic dispersal - Miami University Press) , Michael Morse (Void and Compensation - Canarium Books), Solmaz Sharif (Look - Graywolf Press), and Vincent Toro (Stereo.Island.Mosaic - Ahasahta Press), part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcas

24th Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reading with Patricia Spears Jones, Alicia Jo Rabins, Camille Rankine, and Stacy Szymaszek

Readings by poets Patricia Spears Jones (A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems - White Pine Press), Alicia Jo Rabins (Divinity School - American Poetry Review), Camille Rankine (Incorrect Merciful Impulses - Copper Canyon Press), and Stacy Szymaszek (Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals - Fence Books) open the 2016 Poets House Showcase, our free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commer

2015: Bill Berkson reads from 'Expect Delays'

Poet Bill Berkson reads from Expect Delays (Coffee House Press), as part of the 23rd Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reading. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Approx 15 mins)

2016 Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading

2016 Emerging Poets Fellows Emily Brandt, Chialun Chang, Alex Cuff, Rico Frederick, zakia henderson-brown, Anne Lai, Cynthia Manick, José Olivarez, Noel Quiñones, and Nicole Shantè White read work generated during their Fellowship period. Introduced by 2016 workshop leader Adam Fitzgerald. Video by Yarminiah Rosa

Sufi Songs: Crosscurrents in Persian and Turkish Classical Music

Musician and educator in Persian culture and traditional music Amir Vahab introduces the fundamental melodic and rhythmic modes as well as the primary instruments of the Persian and Ottoman classical traditions. He will be joined by his ensemble for a performance of classical Sufi poetry, including works by Rumi, Hafez, Baba Taher, and Yunus Emre.

2016 Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading (Full Audio)

2016 Emerging Poets Fellows Emily Brandt, Chialun Chang, Alex Cuff, Rico Frederick, zakia henderson-brown, Anne Lai, Cynthia Manick, José Olivarez, Noel Quiñones, and Nicole Shantè White read work generated during their Fellowship period. Introduced by 2016 workshop leader Adam Fitzgerald.
(Full Audio, Approx 1 hour 8 mins )

2016: Women of the World Poetry Slam Awards (Full Audio)

Lauren Williams and Mahogany L Browne, organizers of the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWPS), share poems alongside Imani Cezanne, co-winner of 2016 WOWPS
(Full Audio, Approx. 40 mins)

Celebrating The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich

Gather to celebrate the publication of The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich (W.W. Norton & Company), a new book honoring the work and life of one of the most radically significant poets of the twentieth century.

Readers Include: Mark Doty, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dawn Lundy Martin, Elizabeth Willis, and Rachel Zucker, with special remarks from W.W. Norton & Company editor Jill Bialosky, and Pablo Conrad, Adrienne Rich’s son.

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