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.
Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal and Ravi Shankar, editors of Language for a New Century, are joined by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Kimiko Hahn and Khaled Mattawa to consider "an alternate vision of the new century" in this exploration of contemporary Middle Eastern and Asian poetry.