2018: Lullabies and Laments: Experiments in Music and Poetry

Lullabies and Laments is an experiment in translation, informed by Indic reading, interpretive and performative practices. Moving between Tamil and English, this performance with Grammy Award-nominee Sikkil C. Gurucharan and scholar and translator Archana Venkatesan explores laments and lullabies and the role of gender in expressing love, longing, desire and devotion. Introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier
(Full audio, approx. 1hr 40 mins)

Literary Partners Program: Green Writers Press Reading, Reception, and Book Signing

Please join Green Writers Press for a reading, reception, and book signing with poet and publisher Dede Cummings, Rachel Vasquez Gilliland, Ellen Skowronski-Polito, James Crews, and Vermont state poet laureate, Chard deNiord.

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Dimitrov

$325.00

The page is a space for any transformation, ritual, or spell to occur. We will begin our class by taking Jack Spicer’s “Poetry as Magic” workshop questionnaire (which he employed in the Bay area in the 1950s) and learning about our ethics as poets while fully diving into the unconscious. How do you write about the self by looking at the world and away from the self? Is the imagination the most personal and unknowable thing we have? What is poetry’s relationship to the occult?

Price: $325.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Duplan

$325.00

What do research and documentation look like for poets? How, as poets, can we use research and documentation to not only improve as writers but also to be more conscientious artists and citizens? Drawing from artists and writers like Adrian Piper, Audre Lorde, Ronaldo Wilson, Charles Reznikoff, Layli Long Soldier and many others, we will each develop a toolkit of poetic research and archival methods. Most poems already do a certain amount of “internal research” as they inquire into the emotional worlds of their speakers.

Price: $325.00

Repetition, Diversion and Mystery with Alex Dimitrov

The page is a space for any transformation, ritual, or spell to occur. We will begin our class by taking Jack Spicer’s “Poetry as Magic” workshop questionnaire (which he employed in the Bay area in the 1950s) and learning about our ethics as poets while fully diving into the unconscious. How do you write about the self by looking at the world and away from the self? Is the imagination the most personal and unknowable thing we have? What is poetry’s relationship to the occult?

Poetics of Emotional Research with Anaïs Duplan

What do research and documentation look like for poets? How, as poets, can we use research and documentation to not only improve as writers but also to be more conscientious artists and citizens? Drawing from artists and writers like Adrian Piper, Audre Lorde, Ronaldo Wilson, Charles Reznikoff, Layli Long Soldier and many others, we will each develop a toolkit of poetic research and archival methods. Most poems already do a certain amount of “internal research” as they inquire into the emotional worlds of their speakers.

Literary Partners Program: American Poets Congress Reading & Launch

American Poets Congress

Reading & Launch

Introduction by Lee Briccetti

Readers: Amanda Deutch, Anne Waldman, Cecilia Vicuña, Cynthia Kraman, David Henderson, Edwin Torres, Erica Hunt, James Sherry, Michael Broder, Patricia Spears Jones, Pierre Joris, Purvi Shah, Tai Allen, Tan Lin, Vincent Katz.

2018: The Sonnet - A Craft Talk with Shane McCrae

Sonnets have been written in English for about 500 years, and though their popularity has risen and fallen during that time, almost from the beginning poets have utilized sonnets for everything from grand statements to private messages. National Book Award finalist Shane McCrae explores the history of the sonnet and considers its use by today’s poets. Introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier
(Full audio approx. 1 hour)

2018: Pablo Neruda: The Poetry of Resistance

Revered around the world for his universal verse, Pablo Neruda also left a legacy as being one of the most iconic and important resistance poets of his century. His relationship to readers and to his own writing was extraordinarily shaped by time of political crisis and authoritarianism. In our current political climate, what does Neruda give us now, both in the utility of his actual words and in his example?

2018: Foliage & Pattern with Carl Phillips

Los Angeles Times Book Award-winner Carl Phillips discusses how pattern makes for meaning and muscularity in five poems. Welcome by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti, introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier
(Full audio approx. 1 hr 20 mins)

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