2018: Poetry & The Body

Ricardo Hernandez, Cynthia Manick, Alex Cuff, Chia-Lun Chang, Rico Frederick, and Adeeba Talukder, graduates of Poets House’s Emerging Poets Fellowship read new work composed on the theme of the body as inspired by experiences working in the Poets House archives.
(Full audio, approx. 2 hrs)

The Ghost Dictatorship

History haunts the modern-day Philippines, as the tyrannical rule of President Rodrigo Duterte and brutal policing methods recall the country’s murderous 1970s Marcos regime. Authors Gina Apostol and Eric Gamalinda and journalist Sheila Coronel reflect on the current state of the Philippines—and its global ramifications—and share their insights with moderator Sabina Murray.

Presented as part of the PEN World Voices festival

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?

Write Back Soon!

In this workshop, participants, led by esteemed poet and educator Karen Benke, will write letter poems to be mailed to friends, family, and acquaintances or left in beautiful Battery Park to delight and astonish unsuspecting pedestrians.

Write Back Soon!

$20.00

Write Back Soon! A Creative Writing Adventure With Poems and Letters

In this workshop, participants, led by esteemed poet and educator Karen Benke, will write letter poems to be mailed to friends, family, and acquaintances or left in beautiful Battery Park to delight and astonish unsuspecting pedestrians.

Price: $20.00

Literary Partners Program: Mom Egg Review Launch Party & Reading, MER 16: Mothers Work/Mothers Play

Mom Egg Review is a journal of literary writing on motherhood. Join us in celebrating our sixteenth annual print issue with a reading by contributors.

The new issue of MER focuses on PLAY and WORK through the lens of motherhood. Celebrated and emerging literary writers explore office work, housework, political work, physical labor, creating art. Jobs that lift you up and jobs that suck your soul. The work of nurture. Life’s work. And also, how mothers play: with children, partners, friends, on their own.

Literary Partners Program: Barrow Street Press presents an evening with Claudia Keelan, Timothy Liu, and Dara-Lyn Shrager.

Barrow Street Press presents an evening of poetry, celebrating our new spring publications.

Claudia Keelan, poet, literary scholar, and translator, reads from her new and selected, We Step Into The Sea: New And Selected Poems.

Timothy Liu, reader of occult esoterica and author of ten books of poems, reads from his new and selected, Luminous Debris: New & Selected Legerdemain 1992-2017.

Master Class with Kimiko Hahn

$390.00

Saturday, March 24, 2:30-6:30pm
Sunday, March 25, 12:00-4:00pm

Kimiko Hahn is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Brain Fever (2014). Her honors include Guggenheim and NEA fellowships. She is a Distinguished Professor in the English Department and the MFA program at Queens College.

Fee: $390

Price: $390.00

Weeklong Teen Poetry Workshop

The Teen Weeklong Workshop invites young poets to step into the living tradition of poetry. Creative and curious students from all corners of the globe convene at Poets House for a marathon of poetry reading and writing, responding and connecting to works of contemporary poetry and creating their own poetry portfolio. The week is a ton of fun, filled with a myriad of poetic games and exercises! The core of the workshop is led by Poets House resident educators who facilitate discussions and lots of group bonding (as well as individualized attention).

Literary Partners Program: Poets & Publishers

Poets and publishers, Paul Genega and Pamela Hughes, will read from their books of poems and discuss craft and publishing tips.

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