Showcase Reading Series: Aziza Barnes, Ching-In Chen, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, and DéLana R. A. Dameron

Readings by Aziza Barnes (i be, but i ain't, YesYes Books); Ching-In Chen (recombinant, Kelsey Street Press); Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib (The Crown Ain't Worth Much, Button Poetry); DéLana R. A. Dameron (Weary Kingdom, Palmetto Poetry Series)

Showcase Reading Series: t'ai freedom ford, Lauren Hunter, Debora Kuan, and Alex Dimitrov

Readings by Alex Dimitrov (Together and by Ourselves, Copper Canyon Press), t'ai freedom ford (how to get over, Red Hen Press), Lauren Hunter (Human Achievements, Birds, LLC), and Debora Kuan (Lunch Portraits, Brooklyn Arts Press)

Showcase Reading Series: Cynthia Manick, Jen Hyde, Tommy Pico, and Martha Rhodes

Readings by Cynthia Manick (Blue Hallelujahs, Black Lawrence Press); Jen Hyde (Hua Shi Hua: Drawings and Poems from China, Ahsahta); Tommy Pico (IRL, Birds, LLC); and Martha Rhodes (The Thin Wall, University of Pittsburgh Press).

Showcase Reading Series: Readings by Elizabeth Arnold, Alan Felsenthal, Christine Shan Shan Hou, and Cortney Lamar Charleston

Readings by Elizabeth Arnold (Skeleton Coast, Flood Editions); Alan Felsenthal (Lowly, Ugly Duckling Press); Christine Shan Shan Hou (Community Garden for Lonely Girls, Gramma Press); Cortney Lamar Charleston (Telepathologies, Saturnalia Books)

Showcase Reading Series: David Ferry and Gerald Stern

Readings by David Ferry (Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations, University of Chicago Press) and Gerald Stern (This Time: New and Selected Poems, W.W. Norton & Co).

Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America

25th Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reception and Reading with Marie Howe, Ishion Hutchinson, and Hoa Nguyen

Reception 6-7PM, Reading 7-8PM

Readings by Marie Howe (Magdalene, W.W. Norton & Co), Ishion Hutchinson (House of Lords and Commons, Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and Hoa Nguyen (Violet Energy Ingots, Wave Books). Surround yourself with over 3,500 poetic texts published in the last 18 months. Spend time with your favorite books and discover new favorites!

CLMP's 3rd Annual Firecracker Awards

Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) celebrates the 2017 Firecracker Awards for Independently Published Literature honoring exceptional titles in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction, plus awards for literary magazines. Please mark your calendars and join us in toasting these important contributions to American letters. Featuring MC Laura Swearingen-Steadwell! For more details, and to RSVP, please visit

Master Class - Nick Flynn


Nick Flynn is the author of four books of poetry, My Feelings, The Captain Asks For a Show of Hands, Some Ether, which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and Blind Huber. His memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City was made into a film, Being Flynn, starring Robert DeNiro as Flynn’s father, Julianne Moore, and Paul Dano.

Price: $390.00

A Life of Poetry: Hettie Jones

Poet, teacher and author of 24 books, Hettie Jones will read a selection of her poems, from her bestselling memoir, How I Became Hettie Jones, and from her latest book, Love H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones. Participants may register in advance to share their own poem - call Reginald Harris, 212-431-8040.

Occult: Poetry and Divination with Timothy Liu and Hoa Nguyen

This workshop will explore how occult practices—astrology, I-Ching, tarot—dovetail with our writing lives. We’ll first take a look at historical figures (Yeats, H.D., Robert Duncan, Sylvia Plath. James Merrill) before delving into prompts and revisionary exercises that border on the uncanny.


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