A reading and publication party for poems written by Martha Andujar, Patrice Harvey-Livingston, Rosanne Levitt, Edith Merle, Nancy Rosing, Betty Samuels, Amy Seidman, Marie Soffer, and Olga Wong, participants in the fall 2015 6-week poetry workshop, held at Greenwich House Senior Center, Independence Plaza, lead by poet and educator Steven Sher .
StoSvet Literary Project and Russian-American Cultural Center present the 5th Annual Compass Award Ceremony and Reading, dedicated to the Poetry of Boris Slutsky. Hosted by Alex Veytsman and Irina Mashinski the program will also launch the 5th Issue of the Cardinal Points Journal.
Scholar Miriam Nichols discusses the literary legacy of San Francisco Renaissance poet Robin Blaser and plays excerpts from The Astonishment Tapes, Blaser's 1974 autobiographical recordings, transcripts of which she edited. (Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika)
(Full audio, approx 1 hour 20 mins)
Joseph Stanton, a widely published poet who happens also to be an art historian, offers a workshop that will go beyond ekphrasis to encourage the writing of poems in response to any and all forms of artistic experience. Participants will be provided approaches to use when writing poems in response to witnessings and/or participations in such forms as paintings, movies, fairy tales, plays, and sports events. Poetry as a means of inquiry will be the emphasis throughout.