Naked Lunch @ the South Street Seaport: Clayton Eshleman

Clayton Eshleman reads his translations of Rimbaud, Neruda,Vallejo, Radnoti, and Artaud. A free event with lunch provided.

A Tribute to Amy Bartlett: Her Life in Letters

Amy Bartlett (1949 – 2004) was a poet, editor and long-time Poets House board member. She was the author of a volume of poems, Afterwards, a 1984 National Poetry Series winner, and the poetry editor of Tin House magazine. Active in the community of poets who first organized Poets House, she joined the board in 1991.

Lit Fest: Propaganda! Collective Action: The Black Took Collective & Belladonna

Two poetry collectives, centered around politicized notions of the self and language, undermine presumptions about identity, reality and writing. Readings & Performances by Rachel Levitsky, Zhang Er, Akilah Oliver, Ronaldo Wilson, Duriel E. Harris & Dawn Lundy Martin

Poetry in the Children's Room: Framing It All

Artist Lynn Jadamec leads a workshop that combines poetry with photographs. Pre-registration is preferred but not required. To register please contact Mike Romanos, 212-431-7920 x19.

The Children’s Museum of the Arts was founded in 1988 and is the only children’s art museum in the tri-state area. CMA has a collection of over 2,000 art works that date back to the 1930’s and represent over 50 countries.

Passwords: Maria Negroni on Susana Thénon

Argentine poet Maria Negroni will speak on the writing of Argentine poet Susana Thénon (1935-1991), whose work combines linguistic innovation with “a corrosive and constant political agenda” (Negroni).

Poetry in the Children's Room: Floating Valentines

Join us as we watch the video of Albert Lamorisse’s classic children’s film The Red Balloon (1956) and make our own soaring valentines.

Master Class with Ron Padgett

In this two-day class, Ron Padgett will emphasize the writing of new work.

Poetry in the Children's Room: Not So True Stories & Unreasonable Rhymes

Author and artist Carin Berger reads poetry from her new children’s book and shows us how to make the kooky collage characters it features.

Passwords: Ron Padgett on Pierre Reverdy

Poet Ron Padgett discusses the poetry of Pierre Reverdy (1889-1960), a prolific poet and a central figure of France’s avant-garde artistic and literary circles from the 1910s to the early 1920s.

Poetry in The Branches National Institute: A Weekend Intensive for Librarians

This comprehensive weekend-long seminar prepares participants to bring this highly successful program model to their own libraries where, as one past participant put it, “it will cause poetry to take wing and drop feathers for years to come.”

The 2005 Institute will cover nuts-and-bolts information about producing vibrant poetry programs, building enriched collections and engaging enthusiastic audiences through effective community outreach. Participants will gain experience listening to, discussing, and even writing poetry. No one will leave uninspired!

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