Poem in Your Pocket Day

Poets House staff and volunteers will distribute pocket-sized poems in Battery Park City and Tribeca throughout the day.

Click here for printable Poem in Your Pocket Day cards!

Literary Partners Program: All About Translation: Russian Poetry and Prose

Join Read Russia for a glass of wine, readings, and a conversation about particular challenges with certain works and authors because of the role language plays in the original texts.

Featuring authors and translators Ian Dreiblatt, Genya Turovskaya, and Matvei Yankelevich with their new translations of works by Nikolai Gogol, Daniil Kharms, and Arkadii Dragomoshchenko. Moderated by Melville House senior editor Mark Krotov.

23rd Annual Poets House Poetry Publication Showcase

Showcase On View June 25 - August 1
There is no better way to get an overview of the art of poetry than at this free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses.

The 23rd Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reception

Join us for readings, conversation, and celebration to open this year's Poets House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses.

2014: Teacups Filled with Snow - Writing Poetry for Children & Young Adults with Matthea Harvey and Marilyn Nelson (Full Audio)

Matthea Harvey and Marilyn Nelson, leading poets and writers for children and young adults respectively, discuss how their poetic practices include and are influenced by their writing for young people.
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hr 10 mins)

Part of Other Impulses: Poets Writing Across Genres

2014: A Reading by Iowa International Writing Program Resident Poets

Andra Rotaru (Romania), Chen Li (Taiwan), Ali Cobby Eckermann (Aboriginal from Australia), Yeow Kai Chai (Singapore), and Omar Pérez (Cuba), five poets currently in residence at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, share their work and discuss their experiences as writers. Introduced by International Writing Program Residency Coordinator Kathleen Maris.
(Full Audio, Approx 1 hour)

2014: The Proper Stuff of Fiction: The Poet's Novel with Laynie Browne (Full Audio)

Poet and novelist Laynie Browne examines the erratic, hybrid and often elusive form of the poet’s novel, a text which uniquely traverses boundaries between genres.
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour)

Part of Other Impulses: Poets Writing Across Genres

2013: Toothpaste & Coffee House: Change and Continuity (Full Audio)

Informed by his 40-year career in publishing, Allan Kornblum, legendary founder and publisher of both Coffee House Press and Toothpaste Press, examines the history of poetry publishing, explores the ways in which book-making shapes culture, and imagines the future of literary publishing and independent presses.
(Full Audio, Approx 1 hour)

Winter Wedding: Holiday Cards by Poets

Holiday cards, valentines, birthday greetings, rare booklets, and more from some of the last century’s most beloved poets
On view through Saturday, March 21, 2015

2014: J.D. McClatchy on The Poet as Librettist

Award-winning poet J.D. McClatchy discusses the relationship between his poetic practice and his work as a librettist. The Leopard, McClatchy’s libretto for a new opera based on the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa is currently in development at American Opera Projects.
(Approximately 45 mins)

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