2017: The Realm of History: Susan Howe and Pattie McCarthy - A Reading and Conversation

Poet Pattie McCarthy, known for re-visioning historical texts, joins living legend and 2017 Robert Frost Medal recipient Susan Howe on the occasion of her 80th birthday for an evening of readings and conversation. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Full audio, approx., 1 hr 15 mins)

2017: Prose Architectures Exhibition Opening Reading

Fred Moten and Renee Gladman read to mark the opening of Gladman's Poets House Exhibition Prose Architectures, which features work from two of her drawings-for-books, Prose Architectures and Plans for Sentences, as well as larger discrete ink and gouache works for the wall. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Full audio approx. 40 mins)

Literary Partners Program: Duriel E Harris' No Dictionary of a Living Tongue NYC Launch

Come celebrate the publication of Duriel E Harris' book No Dictionary of a Living Tongue on Friday October 27th, 7-9 PM. Duriel E Harris was the 2016 Nightboat Poetry Prize Winner.

Performers: Duriel E Harris, Tyehimba Jess, T'ai Freedom Ford, Wo Chan

Literary Partners Program: Omnidawn’s Annual Celebration & Reading at Poets House

Join Omnidawn for an evening of poetry and celebration.

The evening will include readings by these Omnidawn authors/ translators:

Literary Partners Program: #POETSFORPUERTORICO

An evening of poetry to raise funds for Puerto Rican families recovering from the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and María.

Twenty-seven poets, among them Inaugural Poet Elizabeth Alexander, Pulitzer Prize winners Yusef Komunyakaa and Gregory Pardlo, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Martín Espada, are among the poets who will gather at Poets House for a one-night poetry fundraising extravaganza to raise money for relief efforts for Puerto Rican families.

Master Class with Phillis Levin


Phillis Levin is a poet, essayist, and editor. Her newest book, Mr. Memory & Other Poems (Penguin Books, 2016), was selected by Library Journal as one of the Top Picks in poetry for spring 2016 and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry.

Price: $395.00

Literary Partners Program: The 2018 Firecracker Awards Ceremony

A celebration of independently published and self-published literature! The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) honors winning books in Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry, and winning literary magazines in General Excellence and Best Debut. Please mark your calendars and join us in toasting these sparkling contributions to American letters.

Literary Partners Program: U.S. Launch of Music & Literature no. 8 with Éric Chevillard and Mark Turner

Marking the U.S. launch of its eighth volume, the international arts publication Music & Literature proudly presents an evening celebrating the careers of French author Éric Chevillard and American jazz saxophonist Mark Turner. Performances and presentations by these artists headline a program of live music, readings, and conversation. Hosted by the editors of Music & Literature, the evening will also include appearances by several of the volume's contributing artists as well as other special guests.

Literary Partners Program: Book Launch for I AM ALFONSO JONES by Tony Medina

Attend the launch of the YA graphic novel I Am Alfonso Jones written by Tony Medina and illustrated by John Jennings and Stacey Robinson.

In this stunning work, “a teenager named Alfonso Jones is killed by an off-duty police officer, then watches from the afterlife as his family struggles to bring the shooter to justice."

Literary Partners Program: Book Launch for Billy Merrell's Vanilla

Please join us for the launch of Vanilla, the YA fiction debut of poet Billy Merrell. A novel-in-poems, Vanilla tells the story of two boys who have been in love for a long time, but who must also face the truth that they want different things from life and from each other. A book-signing and reception will follow the event.


“A feast for those hungry for character-driven literary fiction." —Michael Cart, Booklist, starred review


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