Born in Chicago in the 1980's and now a worldwide phenomenon, the poetry slam is at the center of a controversy between poetry on the page and poetry in performance.
Readings & Conversations Archive
October 10, 2012
October 06, 2012
October 04, 2012
San Francisco poet Aaron Shurin considers the question “What is prosody?” in light of the current movement away from meter and traditional forms.
October 03, 2012
Often described as the greatest contemporary Romanian poet, Nichita Stănescu, “blasted open the prison gates of Socialist realism” (Andrei Codrescu) in Eastern Europe.
September 22, 2012
Join us for a rare opportunity to experience poetry inspired by Mark di Suvero’s sculpture on Governors Island.
September 20, 2012
July 26, 2012
July 25, 2012
"Neither closed in one landscape
nor in one season
the mind moving in illimitable
-- Basil Bunting, "Chomei at Toyama"
July 12, 2012
Poets House presents this legendary American poet reading from his body of work including his most recent book of poems Planisphere.
July 10, 2012
Poet Naomi Replansky reads from her Collected Poems and Lynne Sharon Schwartz reads from See You in the Dark as part of Poets House’s 2012 Showca