Literary Partners Program: Resonating Bodies: Music for Voice and Strings

Please join soprano Sharon Harms and the musicians of Zentripetal (Lynn Bechtold, violin and Jennifer DeVore, cello) for an afternoon of poetry and music.

Poetry Time with Charles Waters

Join Charles Waters for a morning of humorous poetry that's off the page and off the wall. We’ll write comical poems together and act them out on stage.

Charles Waters is a children's poet, actor and educator who has performed in schools and universities across the country. His work has appeared in various textbooks and anthologies including National Geographic.

Leap Write In! with Karen Benke

Stretch and surprise your one-of-a-kind mind in this writing workshop for middle-schoolers. We'll play with magic word tickets, zany prompts, dares and double-dares, and ripped-paged writing experiments.

The author of Leap Write In! (2013), Rip the Page! (2010), and forthcoming in September, Write Back Soon! Adventures in Letter Writing, Karen Benke is a creative writing coach for kids and kids-at-heart and a California Poet in the Schools.

Deep Space Uni-verses

Use your imagination to design and build an interstellar creation - a dwelling for alien life forms, a colony for a distant planet, a spaceship that can survive asteroid impact - it's all up to you. We'll get inspired by poems about outer space and write poems about worlds beyond our own.

ArchForKids provides young people with hands-on, minds-on projects grounded in architecture and design

Recommended for children ages 6 and above plus their caretakers

Floating Valentines: A Screening of The Red Balloon

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Poets House presents Albert Lamorisse’s timeless children’s film classic The Red Balloon. Afterward, children will make their own floating valentines in the form of hot-air balloon mobiles.

Spring Poems & Songs in the Winter Garden

• 1:00-2:00pm Interactive poetry-making activities for kids and adults of all ages
• 2:00-3:00pm Performances
• 3:00-4:00pm More poetry fun for all

From The New World: A Reading by Jorie Graham

One of the most celebrated contemporary poets, Pulitzer Prize winner and Harvard professor Jorie Graham is the author of thirteen books of poetry, most recently From The New World: Poems 1976-2014. Join us for one of the first public readings from this anticipated collection.

Seeking the Glyph: Edward Sanders

On view: Tuesday, March 31–Saturday, May 23, 2015

During the course of a long and diverse career as a poet, musician, historian, publisher, activist, and pacifist, Edward Sanders has invented a glyphic alphabet, a colorful script of hand-drawn characters, symbols, and graphemes; in his words, "a Glyph is a drawing that is charged with literary, emotional, historical or mythic, and poetic intensity."

Celebrating India

2013 Poets House Emerging Poet Fellow Purvi Shah reads a selection of her own works and lyrical poetry of Deccan India as part of the MetFridays Gallery Event Celebrating India.


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