The Whole Poem with Neil Shepard

From first draft to final draft, we require strategies for seeing the whole poem, both its full potential for content and its most satisfying form. We require, as Charles Olson said, the intense perception of the first draft—to “see” not only the spark but all of the light that makes a poem glow. Then we need to “re-see” the poem, practicing the kind of deep revision that leads us to reconsider everything from word choice and vivid image to metaphoric subtext, grammatical pattern, and inner music of the poem. We’ll use poems from such poets as Anne Carson, C. D.

A Celebration of James Wright: A Life in Poetry

Please join Jonathan Blunk and special guests Anne Wright and Donna Masini to celebrate James Wright: A Life in Poetry, the authorized biography of the poet just published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Blunk has spent decades researching and writing the book, which has been honored by glowing reviews since its appearance this fall. A good friend of Poets House founders Elizabeth Kray and Stanley Kunitz, Wright “comes through vividly on almost every page,” The New York Times declared.

Raising the Stakes -- Maximizing Rhetorical Devices in Poetry with Sarah Blake

$95.00

In workshops, we sometimes talk about how a poem needs to raise its stakes, but what does that mean? Stakes can be as simple as what's literally at stake for a speaker in the poem's story—maybe their marriage or even their life is at risk. But often the tricky part is making the reader invest in the poem's outcome, getting the reader to care and feel that the poem is exploring something important. In this workshop, we will look at how poems engage their readers and make their readers care. We'll do close readings of poems by C.D.

Price: $95.00

Raising the Stakes -- Maximizing Rhetorical Devices in Poetry with Sarah Blake

In workshops, we sometimes talk about how a poem needs to raise its stakes, but what does that mean? Stakes can be as simple as what's literally at stake for a speaker in the poem's story—maybe their marriage or even their life is at risk. But often the tricky part is making the reader invest in the poem's outcome, getting the reader to care and feel that the poem is exploring something important. In this workshop, we will look at how poems engage their readers and make their readers care. We'll do close readings of poems by C.D.

Master Class with Gregory Pardlo

$395.00

Gregory Pardlo’s Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; his first collection Totem was selected by Brenda Hillman for the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. He is also the author of Air Traffic, a memoir in essays forthcoming from Knopf.

$395

Price: $395.00

2017: (Feeling) At Home in America: 30th Anniversary Event with Camille Dungy (Full Audio)

American Book Award winner Camille Dungy considers five important poems by Phillis Wheatley, Lucille Clifton, Maggie Smith, Craig Santos Perez, and Sterling A. Brown that reveal what it means to be at home in America. What are the ways poets utilize line, image, language, and sound to explore the concept of home? Welcome by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti, Introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hr 25 mins)

Literary Partners Program: A Celebratory Reading from Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose by Bright Hill Poets & Writers

Bright Hill Press commemorates 25 years of operation and the publication of
LIKE LIGHT: 25 YEARS OF POETRY & PROSE BY BRIGHT HILL POETS & WRITERS
with a marathon reading at Poets House - noon - 5 pm, Saturday, December 9.

Free refreshments.

The program is free and open to the public, and will be introduced and emceed by Bertha Rogers, Founding Director and Editor in Chief and Beatrice Georgalidis, Executive Director.

Literary Partners Program: Reading and Conversation with Crystal Wilkinson

Join Kweli on Saturday, December 16th, 6-8PM for a reading and conversation with award-winning author and professor, Crystal Wilkinson.

Opening for Crystal Wilkinson's reading will be Felicia Collins, guitarist and vocalist from the CBS Orchestra, Late Show with David Letterman.

2017: Five Sonnets: 30th Anniversary Event with Monica Youn

National Book Award finalist Monica Youn discusses the history of poetry through the lens of the sonnet. Welcome by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti, introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hr 5 mins)

Master Class with Brenda Shaughnessy

$395.00

Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of So Much Synth (Copper Canyon Press, 2016); Our Andromeda (Copper Canyon Press 2012), which was a finalist for the Griffin International Poetry Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Award; Human Dark with Sugar (Copper Canyon Press, 2008), winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; and Interior with Sudden Joy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999), which was nominated for the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, a Lambda Literary Award, and the Norma Farber First Book Award.

Price: $395.00

Pages

Subscribe to Poets House RSS