In Between: Poem and Flash Fiction with Barbara Henning

Attention to style and structure is very important to the writer of tiny fictions, just as it is to poets. That's why flash fiction and prose poetry are often described as borderline genres (between poetry and prose). In this class, you will write five poetic stories or narrative prose poems. Instead of working with the line, we will be working with the sentence and the paragraph. There will be assignments and examples from published writing and some theory.

g/leaning: assemblage, quotation, intertextuality with Emily Skillings

In her 2012 essay “A Sort of Leaning Against,” Maggie Nelson writes: “For a long time, I worried there was something wrong with me as a writer, because I leaned so heavily on the thinking and writing of others. And further, that instead of wanting to hide that leaning, my impulse has often been to showcase it, to make this thinking-with-others, this weaving of mine and others’ words, part of the texture of my writing.”

Literary Partners Program: 17th Annual Marsh Hawk Press Book Launch

You are cordially invited to the 17th Annual Marsh Hawk Press Book Launch.

Marsh Hawk Press is celebrating the release of four new titles:

The Blue Hill by Geoffrey O'Brien

Winner of the 2017 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize

Literary Partners Program: Wild Concerns: Book Launch for Katrinka Moore's Wayfarers and Karen Neuberg's the elephants are asking

Reading & Signing

"Each Poem" in Katrinka Moore's Wayfarers is "a recipe for how the universe works" (Alan Casline). Karen Neuberg's the elephants are asking is "a brave, moving plea...to save the planet from the calamitous effects of climate change" (Cynthia Atkins).

This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program.

For more information: (917) 414-3574 or katrinkamoore.poetry@gmail.com

Literary Partners Program: Hanging Loose Press New Titles Party

Celebrating new collections by Bill Christophersen, Justin Jamail, Charles North, Keri Smith, Tony Towle, and Terence Winch.

Literary Partners Program: A Reading by New Poets from Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights

Student poets from Saint Ann's read annually at Poets House. Offering a variety of voices and styles, they suggest the future of poetry in America.

Literary Partners Program: Arte de Pajaros: Art of Birds - Poetry of Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), the Nobel Prize–winning Chilean poet, has been called "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.” Nature is prominent in Neruda’s poetry, and Art of Birds (1966) celebrates the special beauty of the birds of his native land. At the same time, the poems reflect a broad range of mood and feeling through themes of migration, exile, solitude, nature’s cycle of birth/death/rebirth.

Master Class with Elaine Equi

Please note the class runs at two different times on Saturday and Sunday. Disregard the class times listed above. The correct hours are:

Saturday, April 14, 2:30-6:30pm
Sunday, April 15, 12:00-4:00pm

Master Class with Tyehimba Jess

Please note the class runs at two different times on Saturday and Sunday. Disregard the class times listed above. The correct hours are:

Saturday, April 7, 4:00-7:00pm
Sunday, April 8, 12:00-5:00pm

Tyehimba Jess is the author of leadbelly (2005) and Olio (2016), winner of the Pulitzer Prize. His honors include a fellowship from the NEA and a Lannan Literary Award. He is a Professor of English at the College of Staten Island.

ICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: Friday, March 30

Master Class with Kimiko Hahn

Please note the class runs at two different times on Saturday and Sunday. Disregard the class times listed above. The correct hours are:

Saturday, March 24, 2:30-6:30pm
Sunday, March 25, 12:00-4:00pm

Kimiko Hahn is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Brain Fever (2014). Her honors include Guggenheim and NEA fellowships. She is a Distinguished Professor in the English Department and the MFA program at Queens College.

Application Deadline EXTENDED TO: Friday March 16

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