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2011: Safaafir performs an Iraqi Maqam

The ensemble Safaafir performs an Iraqi Maqam based on a poem by al-Mutanabbi. Part of the day-long public symposium for Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World Saturday, May 7, 2011

Poetry In The Branches Source Book


The Poetry In The Branches Source Book is a step-by-step guide to the Poetry In The Branches (PITB) model for librarians, supplemented with a variety of bibliographies for collection development, tip sheets to help you integrate poetry into every aspect of your library, and lists to help you find the resources you need.

Price: $35 ($28 plus $7 shipping and handling to anywhere in the U.S.) Contact us regarding overseas shipping

Price: $35.00

The Language of Conservation: Poetry in Library and Zoo Collaborations


Demonstrating that poetry can inspire transformative understandings of the relationship between individuals and the natural world, The Language of Conservation: Poetry in Library and Zoo Collaborations charts territory that lies between science and the humanities, exploring fertile new groups for public discourse. It tells the story of an alliance between key institutions in six US cities, tracing a ground-breaking collaboration between libraries and zoos, working together to bring one of humanity's greatest tools -poetic language - to the service of conservation.

Price: $34.95

Literary Partners Program: Reading and reception for "Alice's Sister"

Please join in celebrating Alice's Sister a narrative poetry collection by Jessica Young.

Reading to begin at 5:30; reception to follow.

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

A Housewarming Party for Poets House

Be among the first to see the new Poets House! We invite you to an all-day public viewing of our home. Bagels and coffee are served from 11:00am to noon.

Writing the Hudson River: 400 Years of Poetic Discovery

1:00pm: Panel
3:00pm: Reading

In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage to New York Harbor, leading poets and scholars gather to discuss the cultural and environmental tributaries that have flowed through the literature of the Hudson River Valley, from Native American poetic traditions to the urban pastoral poetry of John Ashbery.

Poetic City: A Celebration of Poets House

This pre-housewarming party celebrates our almost-ready home in Battery Park City with readings by major American poets and top recording artists performing remixes of the compositions of Meredith Monk. A groundbreaking vocalist, choreographer and composer, Monk uses the sounds of the voice as an "an eloquent language in and of itself."

A tour of local literary sights begins at 6:00pm at Rockefeller Park's pavilion, the same site as the reading.

The 14th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Join Galway Kinnell, Thomas Lux and Natasha Trethewey for this unforgettable literary pilgrimage over the bridge that inspired Hart Crane, Walt Whitman and generations of poets. The event begins near City Hall, pauses for readings under Roebling's famous arches and culminates in a recitation at Brooklyn's historic Fulton Ferry Landing. The evening concludes with a festive dinner at Bubby's Brooklyn with special guest Bill Murray.

Backwards, Forwards: A Scroll Workshop with Sophie Blackall

Award-winning illustrator of over a dozen children's books, Sophie Blackall helps children apply their ideas to paper, working backwards and forwards, in drawings and in poetry. This workshop is inspired by Chinese and Japanese scroll paintings and "exquisite corpse," the Surrealist drawing and poetry game.


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