Passwords: Ron Padgett on Pierre Reverdy

Poet Ron Padgett discusses the poetry of Pierre Reverdy (1889-1960), a prolific poet and a central figure of France’s avant-garde artistic and literary circles from the 1910s to the early 1920s.

Poetry in The Branches National Institute: A Weekend Intensive for Librarians

This comprehensive weekend-long seminar prepares participants to bring this highly successful program model to their own libraries where, as one past participant put it, “it will cause poetry to take wing and drop feathers for years to come.”

The 2005 Institute will cover nuts-and-bolts information about producing vibrant poetry programs, building enriched collections and engaging enthusiastic audiences through effective community outreach. Participants will gain experience listening to, discussing, and even writing poetry. No one will leave uninspired!

Annual Holiday Book Sale

Friday, December 9, 11:00am-7:00pm
Saturday, December 10, 11:00am-4:00pm

Thousands of books at bargain prices! Brand new books $5 & up. All books are duplicate copies from our 45,000-volume (and growing) collection & all proceeds benefit the library.

Annual Holiday Book Sale

Thousands of books at bargain prices! Brand new books $5 & up. All books are duplicate copies from our 45,000-volume (and growing) collection & all proceeds benefit the library.

11th Annual Poets House Bridge Walk

Join poets Billy Collins, Toi Derricotte, Galway Kinnell and Philip Levine in our 11th annual salute to poetry inspired by New York City. This movable feast of poetry readings begins near City Hall, continues under the arches of the Brooklyn Bridge, and winds up at Brooklyn’s historic Fulton Ferry Landing. The evening concludes with a festive dinner and more poems, read by special guest Bill Murray.

Holiday Book Sale

Thousands of books at bargain prices! Almost brand new books $5 & up. There's no better way to continue exploring subVERSEive Tradition. All books are duplicate copies from our 45,000-volume (and growing) collection & all proceeds benefit the library.

Holiday Book Sale

Thursday, December 9, 11:00am-7:00pm
Friday, December 10, 11:00am-7:00pm
Saturday, December 11, 11:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, December 14, 11:00am-7:00pm

Thousands of books at bargain prices! Almost brand new books $5 & up. There's no better way to continue exploring subVERSEive Tradition. All books are duplicate copies from our 45,000-volume (and growing) collection & all proceeds benefit the library.

Master Class with Marjorie Welish

This class will focus on developing critical skills, with attention paid to polished work and work in progress.

The Wind In Your Hand: And Other Secrets of a Winter's Day with Richard Lewis

Poems by those who love the hidden worlds of winter with its mysteries of wind and snow and frozen waters. We will share these poems—as well as make our own small book of poems—celebrating the invisibilities and secrets of a winter's day.

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