2017: (Feeling) At Home in America: 30th Anniversary Event with Camille Dungy (Full Audio)

American Book Award winner Camille Dungy considers five important poems by Phillis Wheatley, Lucille Clifton, Maggie Smith, Craig Santos Perez, and Sterling A. Brown that reveal what it means to be at home in America. What are the ways poets utilize line, image, language, and sound to explore the concept of home? Welcome by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti, Introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hr 25 mins)

Literary Partners Program: A Celebratory Reading from Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose by Bright Hill Poets & Writers

Bright Hill Press commemorates 25 years of operation and the publication of
with a marathon reading at Poets House - noon - 5 pm, Saturday, December 9.

Free refreshments.

The program is free and open to the public, and will be introduced and emceed by Bertha Rogers, Founding Director and Editor in Chief and Beatrice Georgalidis, Executive Director.

Literary Partners Program: Reading and Conversation with Crystal Wilkinson

Join Kweli on Saturday, December 16th, 6-8PM for a reading and conversation with award-winning author and professor, Crystal Wilkinson.

Opening for Crystal Wilkinson's reading will be Felicia Collins, guitarist and vocalist from the CBS Orchestra, Late Show with David Letterman.

2017: Five Sonnets: 30th Anniversary Event with Monica Youn

National Book Award finalist Monica Youn discusses the history of poetry through the lens of the sonnet. Welcome by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti, introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hr 5 mins)

Master Class with Brenda Shaughnessy


Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of So Much Synth (Copper Canyon Press, 2016); Our Andromeda (Copper Canyon Press 2012), which was a finalist for the Griffin International Poetry Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Award; Human Dark with Sugar (Copper Canyon Press, 2008), winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; and Interior with Sudden Joy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999), which was nominated for the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, a Lambda Literary Award, and the Norma Farber First Book Award.

Price: $395.00

2017: The Wind Will Undo Us: A Tribute to James Tolan

Denver Butson, Nicole, Callihan, Lorraine Doran, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Wendy Larsen, Owen Lewis, Fran Quinn, Jason Schneiderman, Myra Shapiro, Olivia Stiffler, Cecilia Woloch, Holly Messitt, Junuh Tolan, and friends to honor the work of James Tolan (1964–2017), a beloved member of the Poets House community and long-time professor of English at Borough of Manhattan Community College. We gather to celebrate Jim’s artistry, wisdom, and grit on the occasion of the release of his posthumous collection of poetry, Filched.

2017: Borrowed Confessions: Julie Carr, Mónica de la Torre and Anna Moschovakis

Julie Carr, Mónica de la Torre, and Anna Moschovakis discuss intimacy, feminism, and the act of confession in epistolary poetry from Lorine Niedecker, Jack Spicer, Bernadette Mayer, Mark McMorris, and others. Audience members will be invited to write “letters” as a form of response to the panelists and then to read them aloud, initiating dialogue. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hr 20 mins)

2017: Passwords: Cedar Sigo on Joanne Kyger

Poet Cedar Sigo presents a new book he edited There You Are: Interviews, Journals, and Ephemera, a collection of 40 years of interviews, letters, poems, and journals from the remarkable poet Joanne Kyger (1934-2017). He'll pay tribute to his mentor and friend, while also sharing photos and images from Kyger's archive. There will also be a showing of Kyger's 1968 video, "Descartes," shown courtesy of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

2017: Iowa International Writing Program 50th Anniversary Reading

Poets House invites audiences to journey around the world with the International Writing Program (IWP), the nation’s unique conduit for the world’s literatures. Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, (Somalia/Italy), Maung Day, (Myanmar), and Vladimir Martinovski, (Macedonia), together with alumnae Anne Kennedy (New Zealand) and Natasha Tiniacos (Venezuela), join IWP in celebrating its 50th year in an evening of readings and conversation about poetry around the globe.


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