Poetry and Divination with Timothy Liu and Hoa Nguyen


To “divine” is to seek guidance and counsel from a god. Or an oracle. To “auger” is to be able to read the signs whether one is looking at the stars (Astrology), throwing down coins (I-Ching), or drawing cards from the major and minor arcana (Tarot). This workshop will explore how occult practices 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.


Price: $95.00

Hanging Loose Press book launch

Hanging Loose Press invites you to celebrate our 2017 books:

Backyards of the Universe

One Daughter Is Worth Ten Sons


Pop Verite

May All My Wounds Be Mortal

New Life

Drums for a Lost Song
Translated by Rob Gunther

This event is made possible through the Literary Partners Program.

Marsh Hawk Press Spring 2017 New Titles Book Launch

Marsh Hawk Press books often highlight the affinity of poetry and the visual arts. Each book is produced with particular care to visual style, often including reproductions of artwork alongside poems. Marsh Hawk Press also sponsors readings and exhibits, and a yearly contest.

This event is made possible through the Literary Partners Program.

2017: Poetry and Desire: A Reading and Conversation

Poets Vahni Capildeo, Natalie Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo, and Shivanee Ramlochan examine intimacy, language, and poetry as the key that unlocks both mind and body.
(Full audio approx. 1 hr 27 mins)

2017: Passwords: Anne Waldman with Steven Taylor on William Blake

A founder and director of the Poetry Project and co-founder along with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, poet Anne Waldman, with Bessie Award-nominated musician Steven Taylor, explores the prophetic work of 18th-century poet William Blake. Waldman takes audiences on a journey through Blake’s celebrated and expansive writings, their mystical undercurrent, and how they have influenced her poetry.
(Full audio Approx.1 hr. 30mins)

2017: Corrosive Power: A Reading and Conversation with Athena Farrokhzad & Noemi Jaffe

Swedish poet Athena Farrokhzad , author of White Blight, appears with her translator Jennifer Hayashida , and Brazilian poet Noemi Jaffe , author of What are the Blind Men Dreaming?, appears with her translators Julia Sanches and Ellen Elias-Bursać. Together, they discuss the borders of power, gender, language, place, and identity, examining where they intersect and diverge.
(Full audio Approx. 1 hr 30 mins)

Master Class Catherine Barnett


Catherine Barnett is the author of Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, winner of the 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award. Her most recent collection, The Game of Boxes, received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her other honors include a Whiting Writer’s Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at New York University.

Price: $390.00

The 6th Annual Compass Translation Award Ceremony and Reading

StoSvet Literary Project and the Russian American Cultural Center present the Sixth Annual Compass Translation Award Ceremony and Reading, dedicated to the poetry of Bella Akhmadulina, on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Hosted by Alex Veytsman and Irina Mashinski. www.stosvet.net/compass

This program is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program.

2017: Necessary Cuts: Rickey Laurentiis on Revision at Poets House

Though Paul Valéry claimed “a poem is never finished, only abandoned,” what happens between a poem’s creation and its abandonment is revision. Examining "Southern Cross" by Carl Phillips, "Look" by Solmaz Sharif, "won't you celebrate with me" by Lucille Clifton and bits of Sappho and Whitman, besides the spiritual "Wade in the Water," Ma Rainey's "Prove it On Me Blues," and, finally, the art of Basquiat, poet Rickey Laurentiis examines how writers can enact revision in their language, politics and lives via a poem.

PEN World Voices Festival Prelude! A House Divided

House Divided unites artists, writers, thinkers, and politicos in a one-of-a-kind event to be held at the historic Great Hall at Cooper Union, where Lincoln gave his famous address on slavery. Artists and writers will unite to speak out to these divisive times in our nation, not necessarily to find a solution, but to bring the creative community into the Public Dialogue.


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