Kinship: Poetic Memoir with Colleen J. McElroy

Although Thomas Wolfe wrote, "you can't go home again," Colleen J. McElroy argues that you can recreate the home you thought you knew. In this craft talk, McElroy examines how "triggering town," as described by Richard Hugo, has evoked and inspired her writing and how poetry is the folkloric vehicle by which she travels. McElroy is the author of several poetry collections, including Queen of the Ebony Isles, winner of the American Book Award, and most recently Blood Memory.

Poets House Emerging Writers at Lit Crawl

Join poets from our 2016 Poets House Emerging Fellowship in celebrating Lit Crawl, a bar crawl transformed into a fast-paced scene of literary mayhem. Hop from bar to bar for readings from your favorite poets and fiction and non-fiction writers. Featuring Emily Brandt, Chialun Chang, Rico Frederick, Anne Lai, Cynthia Manick, and Nicole White.

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Regan Good


Deeply Revising Poems: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Price: $325.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Martinez


Stretching Tension: Developing a Toolbox for Structuring Your Poem

Price: $325.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Ben-Oni


Borders and Identity: The Poetics of Place

Price: $325.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Nafis


All the Tambourines: Celebration & Ode as Lens of Possibility

Price: $325.00

Metamorphosis: A Reading from the work of poet Barbara Guest

Join us for a poetry reading and closing reception as we take one last look at the landmark exhibition, creative collaboration, and friendship between poet Barbara Guest and painter Fay Lansner. Contemporary poets Mel Elberg, Susan Gevirtz, Peter Gizzi, Paolo Javier, E. Tracy Grinnell, and erica kaufman, among others, will pay tribute to the life and work of the New York School poet and read from her Collected Poems.

Literary Partners Program: Green World Rising: Eco-Poetry

Daniela Gioseffi, editor of will host Alicia Ostriker as featured reader. Other readers are Eliot Katz, Joanne Monte, Burt Kimmelman, George Held, Nina Tassi, and Peggy Anne Tartt. Poetry clips from the docu-drama: Author & Activist: The Daneila Gioseffi Story will be shown. There will be a short intermission with light refreshment. Admission free. Suggested contribution $3 or more.

Literary Partners Program: Red Hen Press Reading featuring Billy Collins, Ron Koertge, and Brynn Saito

Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, Billy Collins served two terms as the US Poet Laureate, from 2001-2003, and was New York State Poet Laureate from 2004-2006.


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