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October 04, 2012

Aaron Shurin
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

Nichita Stănescu
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

John Stern, Yusef Komunyakaa, Brenda Shaughnessy, Tan Lin, Mark di Suvero, Paul
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

Siv Cedering and Hans Van de Bovenkamp
September 20, 2012

Join us for a celebration of the work of the life of Siv Cedering (1939-2007), the Swedish-born American poet and novelist.

July 26, 2012

Emerging Poets, Poetry Workshops, Poetry Reading, Poetry NYC
Residency
July 26, 2012

A reading by participants in the inaugural Poets House Emerging Poets Residency:

July 25, 2012

Max Blagg, Poetry walks, memorization, Poetry NYC
Workshop, Showcase Event
July 25, 2012

"Neither closed in one landscape
nor in one season
the mind moving in illimitable
recollection."

-- Basil Bunting, "Chomei at Toyama"

July 12, 2012

John Ashbery, Poetry, Poety Reading, Poets, Poetry NYC
Showcase Event
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

Naomi Replansky, Poetry Readings, Poetry NYC
Showcase Event
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

June 30, 2012

Poets House Showcase, Poetry NYC, Poetry Readings
Reading, Showcase Opening
June 30, 2012

A score of leading poets, representing the breadth and diversity of contemporary poetry, kick off the 20th Annual Poets House Showcase, which gathers more than 2,000 poetry titles.

June 08, 2012

Passwords: Carol Muske-Dukes on the Beats
Conversation, 25th Anniversary Event
June 08, 2012

Poet and novelist Carol Muske-Dukes offers insights on the Beat poets, with a discussion of the work of Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen.

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