2014: Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me: Ghassan Zaqtan & Fady Joudah with Mark Doty (Full Audio)

Award-winning poet Mark Doty introduces Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan, who reads from and discusses his visceral, narrative poetics with fellow poet and translator Fady Joudah.

(Full Audio Approx 1 hour)

2014: The Art of George Schneeman: Poetry Reading (Full Audio)

A poetry reading with Michael Brownstein, Larry Fagin, Alice Notley, Maureen Owen, Harris Schiff, Anne Waldman, and Lewis Warsh, introduced by Bill Berkson, in conjunction with the exhibition A Painter and His Poets: The Art of George Schneeman

(Full Audio, Approx 1 hour and 5 mins)

Barnes & Noble Bookfair Benefits Poets House

As the neighboring bookstore to our home in Battery Park, Barnes & Noble is hosting a weekend bookfair to benefit Poets House. Make a purchase with a Poets House bookfair voucher at Barnes & Noble Tribeca and a percentage of the sale will be donated to Poets House.

The 22nd Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reception

Join us for the opening of the 22nd annual Poets House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses. There is no better way to get an overview of the art.

Opening Reading with Meena Alexander, Jennifer Michael Hecht, and David Lehman immediately follows.

22nd Annual Poets House Poetry Publication Showcase

NOTE: The Showcase will be CLOSED Tuesday, August 12

Showcase On View June 26 - August 16

There is no better way to get an overview of the art of poetry than at this free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses.

2014: Passwords: Elizabeth Alexander on Lucille Clifton (Full Audio)

Elizabeth Alexander discusses the work of beloved author Lucille Clifton (1936-2010), whose luminous poems and dynamic life impacted our poetry and our culture.

(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour)

2014: Inside Form, Outside Elements: Brenda Hillman on Craft (Full Audio)

Brenda Hillman discusses ecopoetics, spiritual discovery and activism in her latest volume, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, the concluding volume in her tetralogy on the classical elements--earth, air, water, and fire.

Literary Partners Program: Readings from The Widows' Handbook

Please join poets reading from the new anthology The Widows' Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival.

Q&A to follow.

Book signing and sale with a special 20% discount, day of event.

Featured Readers Include:

Literary Partners Program: Visions & Revisions

Please join the French Embassy In The United States for an evening of poetry and music.

This discussion centers on a citation chosen by Pierre Alferi: “a hedge between keeps friendship green.” Featured poets Pierre Alferi, Anne Portugal, Ben Lerner and Anna Moschovakis will recite their works. Charlie Burnham will provide musical accompaniment for the readings. SVA students will illustrate the performances.

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