2014: Passwords: Elizabeth Alexander on Lucille Clifton (Full Audio)

Elizabeth Alexander discusses the work of beloved author Lucille Clifton (1936-2010), whose luminous poems and dynamic life impacted our poetry and our culture.

(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour)

2014: Inside Form, Outside Elements: Brenda Hillman on Craft (Full Audio)

Brenda Hillman discusses ecopoetics, spiritual discovery and activism in her latest volume, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, the concluding volume in her tetralogy on the classical elements--earth, air, water, and fire.

Literary Partners Program: Readings from The Widows' Handbook

Please join poets reading from the new anthology The Widows' Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival.

Q&A to follow.

Book signing and sale with a special 20% discount, day of event.

Featured Readers Include:

Literary Partners Program: Visions & Revisions

Please join the French Embassy In The United States for an evening of poetry and music.

This discussion centers on a citation chosen by Pierre Alferi: “a hedge between keeps friendship green.” Featured poets Pierre Alferi, Anne Portugal, Ben Lerner and Anna Moschovakis will recite their works. Charlie Burnham will provide musical accompaniment for the readings. SVA students will illustrate the performances.

Literary Partners Program: Tupelo Press at Poets House

Please join Tupelo Press for an evening of readings by poets CM Burroughs, Ruth Ellen Kocher, and Amaud Jamaul Johnson.

About the poets:

Literary Partner Program: Pessoa in New York

Presented as part of Pessoa in New York, please join Arte Institute for a night featuring a lecture with Professor Ellen W. Sapega about "Signs of Disquiet—Imagining Fernando Pessoa in the 1980s” and a performance by the artist Beatriz Albuquerque.

This event is made possible in part through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

Literary Partners Program: Finishing Line Press Poetry Chapbook Reading

Please join Finishing Line Press for a reading, celebrating poets and their chapbooks.

Reception to follow.

Readers include:

Rose Auslander
Mark Belair
Elizabeth Coleman
Sherri Felt Dratfield
Vivian Eyre
Kim Farrar
Margaret Barbour Gilbert
Michael J. Grabell
Anita Pulier
Alison Carb Sussman

Poets' Bios:

Poetic Voices of the Muslim World Exhibit Opening

Join us for the opening celebration and a tour of the Poetic Voices of the Muslim World traveling exhibit as it arrives in Queens, featuring a talk by Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist Ayad Akhtar, followed by a tour of the exhibit by City Lore's Director of Poetry Programs Catherine Fletcher with Sara Goudarzi (reading Forugh Farrokhzad) and Ahmed Eissawi (reading Al-Mutanabbi).

2005: Vijay Seshadri on Elizabeth Bishop (Full Audio)

In his talk "The Vertical Elizabeth Bishop", poet Vijay Seshadri examines the origins and the scope of Bishop's visionary ambitions, her complicated, paradoxical relationship to the religious traditions that shaped her thought, and, finally, her ability to expose, in small poems and large, the fundamental questions underlying our experience.

(Full Audio, approx 53 mins)


Subscribe to Poets House RSS