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2015: Iowa International Writing Program Reading

Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, introduces visiting poets Johanna Aitchison (New Zealand), Anas Atakora (Togo), Matthew Cheng (Hong Kong), Yao Feng (Macau), and Marie Silkeberg (Sweden), for an evening of readings and conversation exploring the various cultural spaces that poetry occupies, internationally and domestically.
(Full Audio Approx 1 hr 15 minutes)

2015: Library Symposium at Poets House - Susan Howe in conversation with Nancy Kuhl

Bollingen Prize-winning poet and author of My Emily Dickinson Susan Howe, discusses the many libraries and archives that have gone into her artistic practice with Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library curator and poet Nancy Kuhl. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Approx. 55 mins)

2015: Library Symposium at Poets House - Collections, Curators, and Community

Nancy Kuhl, curator of poetry for the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Shannon Mattern, Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at the New School and Kevin Young, author of eight books of poetry and curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University, explore the role of libraries and archives as real spaces in a digital world and metaphors for knowledge as part of the

2015: An Evening with CEC ARTSLINK Fellow Liwaa Yazji

Syrian playwright, poet and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji reads in both Arabic and English from her first book of poetry, Peacefully, we leave home (2014), and discusses her art-making as a means of exploring broadly the way people relate to the unknown and endure crisis. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour 5 mins)

Liwaa Yazji, Chip Rosetti, and LynleyShimat Lys on translation

Syrian playwright, poet, and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji and translators Chip Rosetti, and LynleyShimat Lys discuss issues surrounding bringing Yazji's first book of poetry, Peacefully, we leave home, into English, as part of her program An Evening with CEC ARTSLINK Fellow Liwaa Yazji
(Approx. 7 mins.)

Liwaa Yazji on being a poet

Syrian playwright, poet, and filmmaker Liwaa Yazji discusses how she became a poet, and the 'deep well' it provides for her other critical work as part of her program An Evening with CEC ARTSLINK Fellow Liwaa Yazji
(Approx. 6 mins)

Owen Sheers: Readings from Pink Mist and a conversation with Bryan Doerries

Acclaimed Welsh poet, novelist, and playright will read from his play PINK MIST, about three friends from Bristol sent to fight in Afghanistan. Followed by a discussion with Bryan Doerries, writer, translator, and director of Theater of War.

This program made possible through the Literary Partners Program.

Make a Sudden Leap

Join us for a celebration of the sumptuous art of fine dining and timeless poetry.

We’ll start our evening at Poets House with effervescent toasts, then walk to Danny Meyer’s North End Grill for a three-course meal designed by Chef Eric Korsh. Wine pairings by renowned importer Neal Rosenthal complete the sensory stimulus to this literary and culinary extravaganza.

6 - 7pm: Champagne Toasts at Poets House

21st Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Join us for our annual poetic pilgrimage across one of our city’s most beloved landmarks. Great poets including Robin Coste Lewis, Thomas Lux, E. Ethelbert Miller, Sharon Olds, Ocean Vuong, and special guest Bill Murray read classic NYC-inspired poems under the arches of the Bridge as we trek en masse from Manhattan to Brooklyn, where a delicious dinner, wine, and more words await. This is a do-not-miss New York City tradition.

Literary Partners Program - The Annual Oleg Woolf Memorial Readings

The StoSvet Literary Project and the Russian American Cultural Center present the launch of the English edition of Oleg Woolf's Bessarabian Stamps, translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk. With Boris Dralyuk, David Shook, Sharon Mesmer, Mihaela Moscaliuc, Michael Waters, Jeff Friedman, and Slava Polishchuk. Hosted by Irina Mashinski.

"I don't know if Bessarabian Stamps is footnote, photography, short story or what. I vote for poetry. Terrific poetry!" -- Gerald Stern

This event made possible by the Poets House Literary Partners Program.

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