Thursday, December 9, 11:00am-7:00pm
Friday, December 10, 11:00am-7:00pm
Saturday, December 11, 11:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, December 14, 11:00am-7:00pm
Thousands of books at bargain prices! Almost brand new books $5 & up. There's no better way to continue exploring subVERSEive Tradition. All books are duplicate copies from our 45,000-volume (and growing) collection & all proceeds benefit the library.
Poems by those who love the hidden worlds of winter with its mysteries of wind and snow and frozen waters. We will share these poems—as well as make our own small book of poems—celebrating the invisibilities and secrets of a winter's day.
Writers and artists present video art, web art, poetry and theory that radically reinterprets sexual identity and the self.
Part of Subversive Traditions: Poetry, Identity and Community
This season, Poets House presents a number of programs that investigate poetry’s potential for undermining the established order of the day, whether political, aesthetic or social. With samplings from the U.S. and abroad, we will explore how poetry diversely expresses opposition, forges new allegiances, galvanizes communities and re-imagines the self.
Engage in an afternoon reading of tales from other nations and discover the best in world literature. With actor Maceo Rosa reading an Argentinean tale, writer/actor David Prete sharing an Italian story and acclaimed children's author Vera B. Williams reading a Japanese tale.
All proceeds go to Words Without Borders, an organization dedicated to improving communication through translation.
Poet Tom Sleigh discusses the poetry of Thom Gunn (1929-2004) as an experiment in the conventions of courtly and not-so-courtly love. Gunn published more than thirty books of poetry, including Boss Cupid and Collected Poems, and several collections of essays, including The Occasions of Poetry.
Poets Nathaniel Mackey and Ed Roberson read and discuss issues of innovation and serial poetics, poetic precursors (from Robert Duncan to Amiri Baraka) and other formal influences, such as Black music.
Poets and scholars gather to examine the work of Laura (Riding) Jackson (1901-1991). A prolific poet who published her Collected Poems at age 37 and renounced poetry one year later, Laura (Riding) Jackson continued to explore the relationship between truth and language in such prose works as Rational Meaning: A New Foundation for the Definition of Words.