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2014: Charles Waters at Poets House
The Tribeca Trib's video report on children's poet Charles Waters visit to Poets House
2011: Safaafir performs an Iraqi Maqam
The ensemble Safaafir performs an Iraqi Maqam based on a poem by al-Mutanabbi. Part of the day-long public symposium for Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World Saturday, May 7...
2012: Bill Murray Reads Wallace Stevens
Actor Bill Murray reads two poems by Wallace Stevens at Bubby's Brooklyn, as part of Poets House's 17th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge, Monday June 11, 2012
2011: Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World
Excerpts from the day-long public symposium for Illuminated Verses, Saturday, May 7, 2011
Gathering Paradise: Bill Murray Reads to Construction Workers at Poets House
2009: Invocation of the Muse: Poets & Musicians Toast the New Poets House
Highlights from the celebration of the opening of the Poets House's new home in Battery Park City on our new "front lawn," Nelson A. Rockefeller Park. Readings, performances, and comments by...
2010: W S Merwin at Poets House: "Only a forest can grow a forest"
On October 21, 2010, the new U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin visited with public librarians at Poets House in a free program in which he spoke about his commitment to the...
2011: Jane Hirshfield on The Craft of Poetry - Transitions
As part of her Craft Talk on Transitions, Jane Hirshfield, author of Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetr, offers tips on "keeping the poem alive."