In this talk, award-winning poet Vijay Seshadri examines the origins and scope of Elizabeth Bishop’s visionary poetry, her paradoxical relationship to the religious traditions that shaped her thought, and her ability to expose the fundamental questions underlying human experience.
Barbez, a critically-acclaimed "ethno-punk-cabaret" ensemble, performs Force of Light, a multimedia event that interweaves the poetry of Paul Celan with music and video. The songs have been recorded as part of the Radical Jewish Culture series on John Zorn's Tzadik label. Experimental poet, playwright and performance artist Fiona Templeton will narrate.
In this diorama-making workshop, hosted by writer and artist Carin Berger, we’ll build marvelous miniature worlds using plastic boxes and plenty of fun ephemera. We’ll then fill our dreamscapes with poetry to make them truly come alive.
Carin Berger is the author and illustrator of award-winning children's books including A Perfect Day and The Little Yellow Leaf.
Spinner of such classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven,” Edgar Allan Poe’s work delightfully frightens even today. We’ll learn all about his life and work in the 1800s and re-tell some of his most famous tales and poems. Finally, using some very dark (arts and crafts) materials, we’ll create our own sinister ravens.
Please join us for our third annual Poets House Members’ Sleepover.
This new tradition invites Members and their sleeping bags to spend the night at 10 River Terrace reading, writing and dreaming in the dimmed stacks of our library. Poet Kristin Prevalett will host our group, leading poetry exercises and more, on this very special night.
This event is open to Members only. Space is limited.
A dramatic reading with Dominique Borel and Suzanne Khuri, with guitar accompaniment by Ian Banks
Part of Poetry Westchester! , bringing free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving.
Funded by the Westchester Library System (through the Westchester County Board of Legislators).
On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Nathaniel Tarn will be joined by Eliot Weinberger for a discussion of Tarn's life and writing, including the way in which his experience as an anthropologist has impacted his poetics.
Do you have the right stuff to be an astronaut? Find out with Meghan McCarthy, author and illustrator of Astronaut Handbook, as she briefs us in the fine and not-so-fine points of defying gravity. We'll also make our own rockets and plan a special mission together.