2011: Kewulay Kamara

Kewulay Kamara discusses African oral and written traditions, and his documentary about his attempt to recreate an ancient oral epic after the only written copy was destroyed in the Sierra Leone Civil War, as part of his presentation The Travelling Word: A West African Epic

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

2011: Mohammed Bennis

Internationally acclaimed poet and professor of Arabic poetry Mohammed Bennis reads from his work in Arabic, translated into English by poet Pierre Joris as part of the presentation Transmutations with Moroccan Poet Mohammed Bennis.

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

2011: Reza Aslan

An excerpt from internationally-acclaimed writer Reza Aslan's presentation From Tablet to Pen: The Literary History of Islam

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

2011: Bruce Lawrence on the Language of the Qur’an

An excerpt from Duke University professor Bruce Lawrence's introduction to the poetic style and aural beauty of the Qur’an and challenge of translating archaic Arabic into modern-day English.

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World

2016: This Grubbing Art - The Poetry of Hayden Carruth

A discussion of the life and work of National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award winning poet Hayden Carruth (1921-2008) with Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Marilyn Hacker, Douglas Unger, and Joe-Anne McLaughlin, moderated by Shaun Griffin, editor of From Sorrow's Well: The Poetry of Hayden Carruth.
(Full Audio, Apprx. 1 hour 30 mins)

Literary Partners Program presents: She Named Her Daughter January: a Celebration of Three Years of Winter Tangerine

Happy birthday to Winter Tangerine! Come on out to the Poets House for birthday cake, fantastic poetry, and wine!

Featuring Hanif Abdurraqib, Tariq Luthun, Safia Elhillo, Greta Wilensky, Franny Choi, Elana Bell, Mahogany Browne, and Adam Falkner!

$9 cover to offset rental costs.


Title comes from Franny Choi's incredible poem, Frame, first published in WT's Spotlight feature, Fragments of Persephone: http://www.wintertangerine.com/frame-choi/

One Day Workshop - Reines


Dear ____________ With Ariana Reines

Price: $195.00

Dear ____________ With Ariana Reines

In this one-day intensive, we'll look at some of literary history's great epistolary writing-- from Heloise & Abelard to Chris Kraus, passing by way of Madame de Stael, Proust, Keats, Lou Andreas-Salome, Rilke, Kafka, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan, & more-- and then we will write letters, put them in envelopes, and yes: drop them in the mail. I don't know about you, but there are people I've been writing to in my mind for years-- some of them are kin and some are movie stars.

Literary Partners Program presents: Accidents of Being, based on the poetry of Mary Rohrer-Dann

“Around her, this house, which saw joy and torment no more or less than most, trembles like the eggs her Baba painted at Easter, blowing out the yolk and watery white from a pinhole, the hollowed shell cupped in her palm waiting to be filled with color.”

Summer Poetry Workshop for High School Students with Dave Johnson

This weeklong intensive writing program provides an exceptional opportunity for gifted young poets to develop their voice and hone their craft. Working with their peers, and with the guidance of a master teaching poet and guest poets, students will gain exposure to a range of poetic forms and various styles, and create and present original works. All participating students will receive lunch and transportation stipends for the duration of the program. Lead by poet and playwright Dave Johnson.


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