Opening Reception for Metamorphosis: The Collaboration of Poet Barbara Guest & Artist Fay Lansner

Beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the 1990s, this exhibition charts the creative collaboration and friendship between the New York School Poet Barbara Guest (1920-2006) and painter Fay Lansner (1921-2010). Included in the exhibit are drawings, paintings, collages and portraits of Guest that depict the progressive transformation of the creative process. This is the first time that these works have been brought together in an exhibition.

A Tribute to James Tate

An event to honor the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, featuring John Ashbery, Gillian Conoley, Michael Earl Craig, Jorie Graham, Matthea Harvey, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dorothea Lasky, Emily Pettit, Guy Pettit, Srikanth Reddy, Charles Simic, Arisa White, Charles Wright, Dean Young, and Matthew Zapruder.

2015: Poets House on The PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour special correspondent Francesca Maxime reports on actor Bill Murray's love of poetry - and Poets House (Broadcast December 15, 2015)

2015: Bill Murray reads "What the Mirror Said" by Lucille Clifton

Actor Bill Murray reads Lucille Clifton's poem "What the Mirror Said" at the 20th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge, June 8, 2015. (Part of the PBS NewsHour segment on Poets House, broadcast December 15, 2015)

2015: Cornelius Eady reads "Emmett Till's Glass-Top Casket"

Poet Cornelius Eady reads his poem "Emmett Till's Glass-Top Casket" as part of the PBS NewsHour segment on Poets House, December 15, 2015.

2015: Aziza Barnes reads "Why Can't Black People Just Write About Flowers?"

Poets House Emerging Poets Fellowship alumna Aziza Barnes reads "Why Can't Black People Just Write About Flowers?" as part of the PBS NewsHour segment on Poets House, December 15, 2015.

Book Launch for Neil Shepard's "Vermont Exit Ramps II"

Book launch to celebrate the release of Neil Shepard's new book, "Vermont Exit Ramps II," a collection of 60 poems and 60 photographs focused on post-pastoral Vermont. Please RSVP so there will be enough refreshments and books for everyone:


celebrating new CCC bilingual (Bengali-English) poetry book by
Hassanal Abdullah Under the Thin Layers of Light

reading participants include

The Paris-American Reading Series

Poetry reading featuring Mark Doty, Tomas Q. Morin and Lolita Stewart-White.

This program made possible by the Poets House Literary Partners Program.

2015: Autobiography of a Book with Lynn Emanuel

Focusing on the structure of Langston Hughes' Selected Poems, and other works by other poets and novelists with whom she has had a lifelong obsession, Lynn Emanuel looks at the architecture of a book of poems, assessing its potential as a poetic form.
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour)


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