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Literary Partners Program: The Poetry of Max Rouquette in Concert

Please come to enjoy a composition by Miquèu Montanaro, setting the poetry of Max Rouquette to music.

Eliot Weinberger reads Octavio Paz's "Sunstone"

Eliot Weinberger editor of The Poems of Octavio Paz (New Directions, 2012) reads his English translation of Paz's poem "Sunstone"
(Complete poem, approx. 35 minutes)

2015 Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading

A not-to-be-missed glimpse into the most exciting new poetry in New York City as the 2015 Poets House Emerging Poets Fellows (Click names for bios and a sample of each poets work): Aziza Barnes, Rio Cortez,

Literary Partners Program: Omindawn's Annual Poetry Celebration and Reading

Please join publisher Omnidawn for an evening filled with spectacular poetry readings.

Plus time to mingle and celebrate.

Omnidawn's books by these authors will be available at a 50% discount at this event.

Omnidawn will provide wine, sparkling water, appetizers, and sweets.

Featured Poets:

Imagination Islands: A Map-Making Workshop

Mystical beasts, magical forests, lost treasure and more can be found in this island map-making workshop. Children will create their own maps with poetic descriptions of distant unexplored islands for those daring enough to venture there. Lead by Poets House Children’s Room Director Mike Romanos.

Poetry Time with Charles Waters

Join Charles Waters for a morning of humorous poetry that's off the page and off the wall. We’ll write comical poems together and act them out on stage. Charles Waters is a children's poet, actor and educator who has performed in schools and universities across the country. His work has appeared in various textbooks and anthologies including National Geographic. Watch the Tribeca Trib video report below:

Haunted Poets House: A Halloween Reading and Celebration

Come in costume and hear monstrous, spooky verse from poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Karla Kushkin, Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, read by Poets House Children’s Room Director Mike Romanos, who will also lead us in casting our own poetic spells to celebrate the day

There Once Was and Always Will Be: Evoking the Poetic Worlds of Childhood

A panel discussion and conversation about poems written by children – and poems written for children – with children’s literature scholar Jennifer Brown, educator and founder of The Touchstone Center Richard Lewis, historian and children’s literature critic Leonard Marcus, educator Annie Wright, widow and editor of poet James Wright, and members of The Touchstone Center Theatre Ensemble, Clea Rivera and Harry Mann.

Our Earth, Our Sky: A Celebration of the Poetry of Childhood with Richard Lewis and The Touchstone Center Theater Ensemble

A workshop exploring the magic and mystery of poetry. We’ll write poems inspired by the earth and sky. Then our poems will be celebrated through narration, music and mime. Each child will take their poems home in an earth/sky box.

The Connection in Disconnection: One-day High School Poetry Workshop with Farrah Field

Application deadline: EXTENDED TO Friday, October 3

This workshop will examine current trends in collage-style writing, or poetry that carries meaning, emotion, and sometimes stories within lines that are nearly cut and pasted leaps. We will study a few current poets, write new poems, and workshop each other's work.

Farrah Field is the author of the poetry collections Rising and Wolf and Pilot.

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