In an interactive presentation, poet and essayist Natasha Sajé, author of Windows and Doors: A Poet Reads Literary Theory, discusses the makeup of the prose poem, a hybrid form that derives energy from the collision of opposites: realism and fantasy; poem and novel. (Part 1, approx. 30 mins.)
Working in dance, poetry, and theater respectively, the work of Maria Hassabi, Paolo Javier, and Kaneza Schaal blurs the lines between disciplines in varying ways. In conjunction with the site-based presentation of Maria Hassabi’s dance performance PREMIERE at Bowling Green, they come together in a conversation about the role of and relationship between word, image, and movement across disciplines. (Full Audio, approx. 1 hour)
Hosted and introduced by writer and translator Eliot Weinberger, poets Kristin Prevallet, María Baranda, Idra Novey, Roberto Tejada, Nathalie Handal, Monica de la Torre, and Coral Bracho, read from the work of essayist, diplomat, and Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz (1914-1998), and talk about his influence on them and their own work. (Full audio, Approx 1 hour)
Poets Cathy Linh Che (Split, Alice James Books), Mark Wunderlich (The Earth Avails, Graywolf Press), Harmony Holiday (Go Find Your Father/A Famous Blues, Ricochet Editions), and Yusef Komunyakaa (Testimony: A Tribute to Charlie Parker, Wesleyan University Press) read as part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's
Poets Lenelle Moïse (Haiti Glass, City Lights), and Spencer Reece (The Road to Emmaus, Farrar, Straus and Giroux) read as part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcase.
Poets Jeffrey Harrison (Into Daylight, Tupelo Press) and Joan Larkin (Blue Hanuman, Hanging Loose Press) read as part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcase.
Readings by Meena Alexander (Birthplace with Buried Stones, Triquarterly), Jennifer Michael Hecht (Who Said, Copper Canyon Press), David Lehman (New and Selected Poems, Scribner), and Rachel Zucker (The Pedestrians, Wave Books) open the annual Poets House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses.