Night at the Museums

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:

Poetry Writing Workshop for Seniors Reading and Publication Event

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.

2015: Passwords: Miriam Nichols on Robin Blaser (Full Audio)

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)

2016: Metamorphosis: The Collaboration of Poet Barbara Guest and Artist Fay Lansner (Full Audio)

Exhibition curator Erica Lansner and poet and critic Raphael Rubinstein discuss the lives and collaborations between poet and artist at the opening of the exhibition Metamorphosis: The Collaboration of Poet Barbara Guest & Artist Fay Lansner. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Full audio, approx. 45 mins)

Tiny Poets Time with Charles Waters

A very special Tiny Poets Time poetry reading for toddlers with children's poet, actor and educator Charles Waters

Charles Waters has performed in schools and universities across the country. His work has appeared in various textbooks, anthologies, and publications including National Geographic. .

Click here to see the Tribeca Trib video of Charles Waters' 2014 visit to Poets House

One Day Workshop - Stanton


Starting with Art with Joseph Stanton

Joseph Stanton, a widely published poet who happens also to be an art historian, offers a workshop that will go beyond ekphrasis to encourage the writing of poems in response to any and all forms of artistic experience. Participants will be provided approaches to use when writing poems in response to witnessings and/or participations in such forms as paintings, movies, fairy tales, plays, and sports events. Poetry as a means of inquiry will be the emphasis throughout.

Price: $125.00

One Day Workshop - Maji


Weaving and Poetry with Jill Magi

Price: $125.00

One Day Workshop - Walters


Re-Visioning Home with Wendy S. Walters

Price: $125.00

One Day Workshop - Nutter


As Leaves to a Tree: How to Let Poems Start Themselves with Geoffrey Nutter

Price: $125.00


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