Writing Beyond Yourself: Persona Poems with Nickole Brown & Jessica Jacobs

Write what you know: This most common of writing advice can also be the most confining—but only when limited to your own personal experiences. Instead, this generative weekend workshop will invite you to take on other lives and voices in your poems, to write from perspectives, time periods, and even genders not your own.

Poetry and Science: A Reading, Conversation, and Workshop with Jane Hirshfield

Poet and essayist Jane Hirshfield begins this special event with a reading from her work that engage science and natural history, including poems from the newly published The Beauty.

The Natural World of California: Poetry with Cedar Sigo, Juliana Spahr, and Tanya Sarmina

Enjoy readings by poets Cedar Sigo, Juliana Spahr, and Tanya Sarmina in the Oakland section of the Gallery of California Natural Sciences. They will use poetry to explore the gallery as a site for creative expression, while inspiring and educating viewers about parts of the natural world we often take for granted.

Literary Partners Program: Marsh Hawk Press at Poets House

Please join Marsh Hawk Press in celebrating their Spring 2015 publications.

Readers include:
Jane Augustine
Jon Curley
Basil King
Christina Olivares
Eileen R. Tabios

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

2015: A Broad Margin to My Life: Maxine Hong Kingston (Full Audio)

Recipient of the National Book Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award, Maxine Hong Kingston reads from her work and discusses fact vs fiction, and how her writing travels beyond the boundaries of genre.
(Full Audio: approx 1 hour 15 mins)

Literary Partners Program: Heller Levinson Book Release Party

Please join Heller Levinson for a reading from Wrack Lariat, newly released from Black Widow Press.

Wrack Lariat, the third exfoliation of Hinge Poetics, further emboldens Hinge pioneering by launching four new modules and offering Fusionistic Intercoursing with visual artists past and present.

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

2015: Seeking the Glyph and The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative

Poet, artist, and The Fugs co-founder Edward Sanders discusses his glyphic works and personal archive, dating from the 1960's, which includes hand-drawn glyphs, ephemera, magazine layouts, daybooks, and The Fugs album covers, on view as part of Seeking the Glyph: Edward Sanders.

Literary Partners Program: Bengali International Poetry Festival

Please join Shabdaguchha in cooperation with Cross-Cultural Communications for an afternoon of multilingual poetry readings.

Refreshments will be served.

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

Nguyen Phan Que Mai and Bruce Weigl read "The Secret of Hoa Sen"

Nguyen Phan Que Mai discusses the family-related source of the title poem of her latest collection The Secret of Hoa Sen. The collection's co-translator poet Bruce Weigl reads the poem in English, Que Mai in the original Vietnamese.
Approx 3 mins.


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