Tribute to Wanda Coleman

Join Mahogany L. Browne, Steve Cannon, Cornelius Eady, Bob Holman, Tyehimba Jess, Patricia Spears Jones, Julie Patton, Austin Straus, and Quincy Troupe for readings and discussion of the life and legacy of this electric and under-recognized pivotal poet of the post-war period.

Tribute to Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell (1927-2014), winner of the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and author of over 30 books, was a dear friend to Poets House. Join Jonathan Safran Foer, Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mirah Kozodoy, Sharon Olds, Poets House Board Member Myra Shapiro, Gerald Stern, and C.K. Williams in celebrating the life and work of a remarkable writer and much-missed man.

Hurt So Good: Building the Body of the Beloved & Other Emotional Imageries with Natalie Diaz

Due to personal circumstances, Natalie Diaz has cancelled all upcoming events on her New York City reading tour. This program will be rescheduled for a later date.

Award-winning poet, author of the collection When My Brother Was an Aztec, and former professional basketball player Natalie Diaz discusses the relationship between breaking, creating, and love in the inspiration, construction and revision of poetry.

A Broad Margin to My Life: Maxine Hong Kingston

Recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, author of the renowned 1976 work The Woman Warrior, and the daughter of illegal Chinese immigrants, Maxine Hong Kingston discusses the real-life politics of genre -- how protecting her parents and family meant designating their personal histories as fiction.

Veils and Words: Poetry by Mohja Kahf, Dunya Mikhail, and Farzaneh Milani

"Being a poet means being human," declared the great Iranian feminist poet Forough Farrokhzad (1935-1967). Three leading Middle Eastern American poet-scholars - Mohja Kahf, Dunya Mikhail, and Farzaneh Milani - explore the complicated intersection of religion, gender, and political life through readings and discussion of their work and the work of the great female poets of their home countries—Iran, Iraq, and Syria—as a way to understand the evolutions and revolutions of the last fifty years.

Seeking the Glyph: Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk with Edward Sanders

6:00pm - Reception and exhibition tour with Edward Sanders
7:00pm - Artist talk with Edward Sanders and guests

Nguyen Phan Que Mai: A Reading and Discussion with Bruce Weigl

Award-winning Vietnamese writer, journalist and translator Nguyen Phan Que Mai, presents with Bruce Weigl, Pulitzer Prize nominee, renowned translator, author of thirteen poetry collections, and Que Mai's collaborator on her latest book, The Secret of Hoa Sen.

2014: Poetry & Memoir with Nick Flynn, Sarah Manguso and Meghan O’Rourke (Full Audio)

Acclaimed cross-genre writers Nick Flynn, Sarah Manguso, and Meghan O’Rourke address questions of how poetry and memoir tell different kinds of truths and more.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour 45 mins)

Part of Other Impulses: Poets Writing Across Genres

2014: Charles Waters at Poets House

The Tribeca Trib's video report on children's poet Charles Waters visit to Poets House

2014: Eliza Griswold on the Landay

Eliza Griswold, author of the poetry and photography compilation I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan discusses the form, content and importance of this traditional women's folk poetry.
(Full Audio, approx 20 mins )


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