Master Class with Laura Kasischke

Winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Space, in Chains and a finalist for the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Award for The Infintesimals, Laura Kasischke is the author of seven books of poetry and nine popular novels.

Application Deadline: Friday May 15

Hands On/Hands Off: A Seminar on Artistic Collaboration with Bill Berkson

New York artists and poets from the 1950s onward developed a new type of synergy – spontaneous, casual, and involving popular forms such as comics and advertising layouts.

Poetry Out Loud Recitations

New York City regional winners in the national Poetry Out Loud recitation contest come together for a performance of memorable and moving poems.

Poetry Out Loud is presented by the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Teachers and Writers Collaborative, and the Poetry Foundation

Showcase Reading Series: Nickole Brown, Betsy Fagin, Emily Hunt, and Jessica Jacobs

Nickole Brown (Fanny Says, BOA Editions), Betsy Fagin (All Is Not Yet Lost, Belladonna*), Emily Hunt (Dark Green, The Song Cave), and Jessica Jacobs (Pelvis with Distance, White Pine Press)

Previously scheduled reader Thomas Meyer cannot attend

Showcase Reading Series: Ellen Hagan, Parneshia Jones, Anne Marie Macari, and Jean Valentine

Ellen Hagan (Hemisphere, Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly), Parneshia Jones (Vessel, Milkweed Editions), Anne Marie Macari (Red Deer, Persea Books), and Jean Valentine (Shirt in Heaven, Copper Canyon Press)

Showcase Reading Series: Timothy Liu, Sara Jane Stoner, Yolanda Wisher, and Magdalena Zurawski

Readings by Timothy Liu (Don’t Go Back to Sleep, Saturnalia Books), Sara Jane Stoner (Experience in the Medium of Destruction, Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs), Yolanda Wisher (Monk Eats An Afro, Hanging Loose Press), and Magdalena Zurawski (Companion Animal, Litmus Press)

Friends, Poets, Gastrolaters tickets

$750.00

This is a special benefit for Poets House that helps keep our programming free or low cost.

Join us for an evening of friendship-in-poetry celebrating the sumptuous art of fine dining with poets Frank Bidart, Eleanor Chai, Daniel Halpern, Sharon Olds and Kevin Young.

Price: $750.00

Alternate Worlds? Poetry & Popular Fiction with Laura Kasischke

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Space, in Chains and a finalist for the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Award, Laura Kasischke is the author of both poetry and popular novels. She’ll discuss how writing poetry and prose are utterly opposite ways of approaching material, language, and life, drawing on her own work as well as that of other multigenre writers.

Person, Place, Thing with Randy Cohen & Diane Ackerman

We are thrilled to welcome Emmy Award-winner Randy Cohen, widely known as the original writer of “The Ethicist” for New York Times Magazine, back to Poets House for a second live recording of his beloved public radio show, which interviews popular public figures about one person, place, and thing they find meaningful. Poet, essayist, and naturalist, guest Diane Ackerman is the author of two dozen works of nonfiction and poetry.

Neighborhood Poetry Read-In

Join our young pocket-poets and other special guests for an afternoon of readings and fun! We invite you to bring a poem of your choice to share, or find one here at Poets House. A great after-school event for families and poetry lovers of all ages, and a festive culmination of our year-long work with local school children.
Hosted by Dave Johnson and Charles Waters.

Funding provided by Goldman Sachs

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