Robin Coste Lewis reads and discusses the poems "Glinda the Good," Félicité," and "Plantation" from her 2015 National Book Award winning collection The Voyage of the Sable Venus and other poems as part of her talk Art & Craft with Robin Coste Lewis
(Approx. 10 mins)
Join award-winning poet, artist, and scholar Stephen Massimilla and professional chef and graduate culinary nutrition instructor Myra Kornfeld for a very happy hour all about what poets—from Homer to Rumi to Neruda to Wendell Berry to Elizabeth Alexander to Massimilla and Kornfeld themselves—can teach you about eating well and wisely and getting plenty of satisfaction. “There is no happiness like mine,” exclaims Mark Strand, “I have been eating poetry.”
Katharine Coles was a 2012 - 2013 Guggenheim Fellow and is a professor at the University of Utah. Her sixth book of poetry, Flight, will be released this spring by Red Hen Press.
Jennifer Grotz is the author of The Needle (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011) and Cusp (Houghton Mifflin/Mariner Books, 2003). Her latest book, Window Left Open, was released by Graywolf Press in February 2016.
Author of more than twenty volumes of poetry and prose Bernadette Mayer reads from Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words: The Collected Early Books of Bernadette Mayer, after introductions by the volume's co-editors Michael Ruby and Sam Truitt
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour 15 mins) .
Spend a summer evening visiting 15 excitingly diverse museums and historic sites in Lower Manhattan — all for free. Learn about New York City's history, discover new heritages, and enjoy discounts at local restaurants.
Poets House is pleased to be part of Night at the Museums: Stop in between 4:00pm and 8:00pm to complete a special scavenger hunt throughout the space and earn a free book.
A reading and publication party for poems written by Martha Andujar, Patrice Harvey-Livingston, Rosanne Levitt, Edith Merle, Nancy Rosing, Betty Samuels, Amy Seidman, Marie Soffer, and Olga Wong, participants in the fall 2015 6-week poetry workshop, held at Greenwich House Senior Center, Independence Plaza, lead by poet and educator Steven Sher .
StoSvet Literary Project and Russian-American Cultural Center present the 5th Annual Compass Award Ceremony and Reading, dedicated to the Poetry of Boris Slutsky. Hosted by Alex Veytsman and Irina Mashinski the program will also launch the 5th Issue of the Cardinal Points Journal.
Scholar Miriam Nichols discusses the literary legacy of San Francisco Renaissance poet Robin Blaser and plays excerpts from The Astonishment Tapes, Blaser's 1974 autobiographical recordings, transcripts of which she edited. (Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika)
(Full audio, approx 1 hour 20 mins)