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2011: Paula Varsano on Ancient Chinese Poetry (Full Audio)

East Asian Literature Scholar and translator Paula Varsano discusses the different formal innovations and themes in Classical Chinese Poetry, with special discussion of the work of the great poets of the Tang and Sung Dynasties Li Po, Tu Fu and Wang Wei, as part of a series of programs celebrating Poets House's 25th Anniversary tracing the history of poetry from Gilgamesh to The Beats

2015: Showcase Reading Series: Nickole Brown, Betsy Fagin, Emily Hunt, and Jessica Jacobs (Full Audio)

Readings by 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)celebrate the 2015 Poets House Publication Showcase
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hr.)

2015: Showcase Reading Series: Ellen Hagan, Parneshia Jones, Anne Marie Macari, and Jean Valentine (Full Audio)

Readings by 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) celebrate the 2015 Poets House Publication Showcase
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hr.)

2015: Alternate Worlds? Poetry & Popular Fiction with Laura Kasischke (Full Audio)

Laura Kasischke, author of both poetry and popular novels and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry for Space, in Chains discusses how writing poetry and prose are opposite ways of approaching material, language, and life, drawing on her own work as well as that of other multigenre writers.
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hour)

2015: Showcase Reading Series: Timothy Liu, Sara Jane Stoner, Yolanda Wisher, and Magdalena Zurawski (Full Audio)

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) celebrate the 2015 Poets House Publication Showcase
(Full Audio, Approx. 1 hr.)

2015: Allen Ginsberg Birthday Party (Full Audio)

Readings and performances by Lee Ann Brown, Eliot Katz, Amy Lawless, Dawn Lundy Martin, Ryan Doyle May, Sharon Mesmer, Eileen Myles, Uche Nduka, Bob Rosenthal, Michael Schumacher, and Steven Taylor celebrate the publication of The Essential Ginsberg (Harper Perennial, 2015). Introduced by Bob Rosenthal
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hr, 15mins)

2015: 23rd Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reading with Bill Berkson, Dorothea Lasky, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Elizabeth Willis (Full Audio)

Poets Bill Berkson (Expect Delays, Coffee House Press), Dorothea Lasky (Rome, Liveright), Rowan Ricardo Phillips (Heaven, Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and Elizabeth Willis (Alive: New and Selected Poems, New York Review of Books) open the 2015 Poets House Showcase, our 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.

2015: Artists Talk - Walt Whitman & the Art of the Book (Full Audio)

Artists Barbara Henry, Allen Crawford, Davin Kuntze, and Sam Gordon discuss bringing the work and influence of Walt Whitman into the contemporary world at the opening of the exhibition, Walt Whitman & the Art of the Book: Contemporary Visions. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Full Audio, approx 40 mins)

2015: Lines into Sentences: Prose, Poetry & Fiction with Renee Gladman, Ben Lerner and Eileen Myles (Full Audio)

Celebrated writers of both poetry and prose Ben Lerner, Eileen Myles, and Renee Gladman discuss their experiments with and between forms and genre.
(Full Audio, Approx 1 hr, 15 mins. )

2015: A Broad Margin to My Life: Maxine Hong Kingston (Full Audio)

Recipient of the National Book Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award, Maxine Hong Kingston reads from her work and discusses fact vs fiction, and how her writing travels beyond the boundaries of genre.
(Full Audio: approx 1 hour 15 mins)

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