Holding Up the Sky: Haiku Poetry Workshop

Join us outside in our beautiful backyard to learn about the ancient art form of haiku. With Bashō and Issa as our guides we’ll write our own haiku poems and then paint them on stones to take home.

Tell-Tale Tales: An Introduction to Edgar Allan Poe

Spinner of such classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven,” Edgar Allan Poe’s work delightfully frightens even today. We’ll learn all about his life and work in the 1800s and re-tell some of his most famous tales and poems. Finally, using some very dark (arts and crafts) materials, we’ll create our own sinister ravens.

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING 2014: Root of a Dream: The Third Annual Poets House Members’ Sleepover.

Please join us for our third annual Poets House Members’ Sleepover.

This new tradition invites Members and their sleeping bags to spend the night at 10 River Terrace reading, writing and dreaming in the dimmed stacks of our library. Poet Kristin Prevalett will host our group, leading poetry exercises and more, on this very special night.

This event is open to Members only. Space is limited.

Poetry Westchester! The Poetry of Federico García Lorca

A dramatic reading with Dominique Borel and Suzanne Khuri, with guitar accompaniment by Ian Banks

Part of Poetry Westchester! , bringing free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving.

Funded by the Westchester Library System (through the Westchester County Board of Legislators).

Correspondences: A Reading & Conversation with Nathaniel Tarn & Eliot Weinberger

On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Nathaniel Tarn will be joined by Eliot Weinberger for a discussion of Tarn's life and writing, including the way in which his experience as an anthropologist has impacted his poetics.

The Right Stuff: Astronaut Training with Meghan McCarthy

Do you have the right stuff to be an astronaut? Find out with Meghan McCarthy, author and illustrator of Astronaut Handbook, as she briefs us in the fine and not-so-fine points of defying gravity. We'll also make our own rockets and plan a special mission together.

A Tribute to Jane Cooper

Poets and colleagues gather to honor the late Jane Cooper (1924-2007), an award-winning poet and beloved mentor whose poetry has been praised for its "great deep patience for the whole truth."

Language for a New Century: A Reading

A Reading with Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Tina Chang, Monica Ferrell, Eric Gamalinda, Kimiko Hahn, Nathalie Handal, Cathy Park Hong, Khaled Mattawa, Ravi Shankar and Barbara Tran

Language for a New Century - An Alternate Vision: Panel Discussion

Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal and Ravi Shankar, editors of Language for a New Century, are joined by Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Kimiko Hahn and Khaled Mattawa to consider "an alternate vision of the new century" in this exploration of contemporary Middle Eastern and Asian poetry.


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