Poetry in The Branches Reading: Quincy Troupe Reading "Casey at the Bat"

Poet Quincy Troupe reads "Casey at the Bat" at the Staten Island Yankees home game, Richmond County Field

"The Poetic Account" with Douglas A. Martin

The things we expect in poetry—radical compression, flights of lyricism, strategic sequencing—can be used to create a new reasoning in prose, refocusing the readers’ attentions and expectations. Representative contemporary authors writing between genres will be read, and students are invited to suggest others.Writing assignments will be given, and students will be encouraged to deviate.

Poetry in The Branches Reading: Willie Perdomo

Beginning in February 2005, Staten Island teens and adults will be doing what Poetry in The Branches was designed for: bumping into poetry and discovering its delights. The pilot year of this program will see Staten Island branches of The New York Public Library hosting six poetry-writing workshops for teens, and, for adults, a series of readings by stellar poets of their own and their favorite poets’ work. On a Spring afternoon or evening, when a trip on the ferry adds an extra note of pleasure to your day, come hear these readings.

Branching Out New Orleans: Robert Pinsky on Robert Frost and William Carlos Williams

Robert Frost and William Carlos Williams have far more in common than their adherents sometimes acknowledge. The shared territory includes their interest in American idiom, and what Frost calls "sentence sounds," as fundamental. Beyond that profound matter of speech at the heart of poetry—and American speech at the heart of their artistic enterprise—Frost and Williams both struggle with the tangled, aspiring, somewhat demented project of American memory.

Poetry in The Branches Reading: Patricia Smith

Beginning in February 2005, Staten Island teens and adults will be doing what Poetry in The Branches was designed for: bumping into poetry and discovering its delights. The pilot year of this program will see Staten Island branches of The New York Public Library hosting six poetry-writing workshops for teens, and, for adults, a series of readings by stellar poets of their own and their favorite poets’ work. On a Spring afternoon or evening, when a trip on the ferry adds an extra note of pleasure to your day, come hear these readings.

"Mapmaking & Wayfinding" with Brian Blanchfield

This workshop will focus on the generation of new poems with the obliging qualities of good maps—their sense of potential, their purposiveness, their capaciousness— supplemented by reading assignments of Anne Carson, Hart Crane, C. S. Giscombe, Adrienne Rich, Lisa Robertson, Cole Swenson, and others.

Poetry in The Branches Reading: Quincy Troupe

Beginning in February 2005, Staten Island teens and adults will be doing what Poetry in The Branches was designed for: bumping into poetry and discovering its delights. The pilot year of this program will see Staten Island branches of The New York Public Library hosting six poetry-writing workshops for teens, and, for adults, a series of readings by stellar poets of their own and their favorite poets’ work. On a Spring afternoon or evening, when a trip on the ferry adds an extra note of pleasure to your day, come hear these readings.

Poetry in the Children's Room: Everything Sings, Everything Dances

A sharing of poems celebrating the marvel that is Spring. We’ll make our own books of poems to be hung from the ever-blossoming, ever-growing branches of our thoughts.

Branching Out Kansas City: Eamon Grennan on Emily Dickinson

"This talk, 'Identity to Seek: The Selves of Emily,' engages with a number of the poems of Emily Dickinson, in order to think about her as a poet who reveals to us, in her nature as a fragmented or multiple self, something about what lyric poetry is and means. I connect her work with some of the remarks Keats makes about the character of the poet, as well as placing her in a lyric context containing such poets as Yeats, Whitman, and Stevens.

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