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2016: Henriikka Tavi (Iowa International Writing Program Reading)

Poet Henriikka Tavi (Finland) reads her work along with translators from Tom Sleigh's class at the Hunter College MFA program as part of the 2016 Iowa International Writing Program Reading. Introduced by Director of the Iowa International Writing Program Christopher Merrill
(Approx 12 mins.)

2016: Ko Ko Thett (Iowa International Writing Program Reading)

Poet Ko Ko Thett (Myanmar) reads his work along with translators from Tom Sleigh's class at the Hunter College MFA program as part of the 2016 Iowa International Writing Program Reading. Introduced by Director of the Iowa International Writing Program Christopher Merrill
(Approx 13 mins.)

2016: Akhil Katyal (Iowa International Writing Program Reading)

Poet Akhil Katyal (India) reads his work along with translators from Tom Sleigh's class at the Hunter College MFA program as part of the 2016 Iowa International Writing Program Reading. Introduced by Director of the Iowa International Writing Program Christopher Merrill
(Approx 12 mins.)

2016 Showcase Reading Series: Wayne Miller, Anna Moschovakis, and Tyehimba Jess (Full Audio)

Wayne Miller (Post-: Poems - Milkweed Editions), Anna Moschovakis (They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This - Coffee House Press), Tyehimba Jess (Olio - Wave Books), read as part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcase. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika. (Previously scheduled reader Laurel Blossom unable to attend)

2016: Celebrating The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich

Pablo Conrad, Dawn Lundy Martin, Rachel Zucker, Mark Doty, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Elizabeth Willis read to celebrate the publication of The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich, a new book honoring the work and life of one of the most radically significant poets of the twentieth century. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika; hosted by W.W. Norton & Company editor Jill Bialosky

2015: Bill Berkson reads from 'Expect Delays'

Poet Bill Berkson reads from Expect Delays (Coffee House Press), as part of the 23rd Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reading. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Approx 15 mins)

2016 Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading (Full Audio)

2016 Emerging Poets Fellows Emily Brandt, Chialun Chang, Alex Cuff, Rico Frederick, zakia henderson-brown, Anne Lai, Cynthia Manick, José Olivarez, Noel Quiñones, and Nicole Shantè White read work generated during their Fellowship period. Introduced by 2016 workshop leader Adam Fitzgerald.
(Full Audio, Approx 1 hour 8 mins )

2016: Women of the World Poetry Slam Awards (Full Audio)

Lauren Williams and Mahogany L Browne, organizers of the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWPS), share poems alongside Imani Cezanne, co-winner of 2016 WOWPS
(Full Audio, Approx. 40 mins)

2016: Blood of the Sun: A Bilingual Reading with Salgado Maranhão and Alexis Levitin (Full Audio)

Brazilian poet Salgado Maranhão, winner of the 2011 Brazilian Academy of Letters Best Book of Poetry award, reads from Blood of the Sun and Tiger Fur with his translator, SUNY Plattsburgh Professor of English Alexis Levitin.
(Full audio, approx 1 hr 15 mins)

2016: Hurt So Good: Building the Body of the Beloved & Other Emotional Imageries with Natalie Diaz (Full audio)

Award-winning author of the collection When My Brother Was an Aztec Natalie Diaz discusses writer's 'triggering obsessions,' writing about the body, and the relationship between breaking, creating, and love in the inspiration, creation, and revision of poetry. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Full audio, approx 1 hour)

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