11th Annual Poets House Bridge Walk

Join poets Billy Collins, Toi Derricotte, Galway Kinnell and Philip Levine in our 11th annual salute to poetry inspired by New York City. This movable feast of poetry readings begins near City Hall, continues under the arches of the Brooklyn Bridge, and winds up at Brooklyn’s historic Fulton Ferry Landing. The evening concludes with a festive dinner and more poems, read by special guest Bill Murray.

Holiday Book Sale

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.

Holiday Book Sale

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.

Master Class with Marjorie Welish

This class will focus on developing critical skills, with attention paid to polished work and work in progress.

The Wind In Your Hand: And Other Secrets of a Winter's Day with Richard Lewis

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.

Queer Invention: Writers & Artists Re-Imag(in)e Identity

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.

Words Without Borders: A Reading of International Children's Literature

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.

Passwords: Tom Sleigh on Thom Gunn's Re-invention of Love Poetry

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.

Black Serial Poetics: A Conversation & Reading with Nathaniel Mackey and Ed Roberson

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.

Nicole Brossard in Conversation with Mary Ann Caws

Scholar, translator and editor Mary Ann Caws talks with Nicole Brossard, a leading figure of Québec post-modernist and feminist writing.

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