Beginning with a look at a poem by Sterling Brown, this interactive craft lecture with 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award winner Afaa Michael Weaver will consider the challenges and rewards of using vernacular language, including the resulting identity processes and perceptions of both writer and reader.
Current Radcliffe fellow Renee Gladman, award-winning Guggenheim fellow Ben Lerner, and New York School legend Eileen Myles, all celebrated writers of both poetry and prose, discuss their experiments with and between forms as well as their work in editing and publishing transgenre works.
Stretch and surprise your one-of-a-kind mind in this writing workshop for middle-schoolers. We'll play with magic word tickets, zany prompts, dares and double-dares, and ripped-paged writing experiments.
The author of Leap Write In! (2013), Rip the Page! (2010), and forthcoming in September, Write Back Soon! Adventures in Letter Writing, Karen Benke is a creative writing coach for kids and kids-at-heart and a California Poet in the Schools.
Use your imagination to design and build an interstellar creation - a dwelling for alien life forms, a colony for a distant planet, a spaceship that can survive asteroid impact - it's all up to you. We'll get inspired by poems about outer space and write poems about worlds beyond our own.
ArchForKidsprovides young people with hands-on, minds-on projects grounded in architecture and design
Recommended for children ages 6 and above plus their caretakers
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Poets House presents Albert Lamorisse’s timeless children’s film classic The Red Balloon. Afterward, children will make their own floating valentines in the form of hot-air balloon mobiles.
One of the most celebrated contemporary poets, Pulitzer Prize winner and Harvard professor Jorie Graham is the author of thirteen books of poetry, most recently From The New World: Poems 1976-2014. Join us for one of the first public readings from this anticipated collection.
During the course of a long and diverse career as a poet, musician, historian, publisher, activist, and pacifist, Edward Sanders has invented a glyphic alphabet, a colorful script of hand-drawn characters, symbols, and graphemes; in his words, "a Glyph is a drawing that is charged with literary, emotional, historical or mythic, and poetic intensity."