Conquering the Blank Page: Poetry as a Teaching Tool

Designed for lovers of poetry as well as those who fear the genre, this five-day intensive will lead middle- and high school teachers through a variety of generative, classroom-friendly exercises meant to inspire the teaching, writing, an reading of poetry. Drawing on the abundant resources of Poets House’s library, reading room, and multimedia center, as well as visits from guest poets Jason Koo and poet Jon Sands, participant teachers will compose, workshop, and share their own poems over the course of the week.

2016: Melcion Mateu and Mary Ann Newman read and translate Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Melcion Mateu and Mary Ann Newman read Rowan Ricardo Phillips's poem "Embrace the Night and Get Thee Gone" in English and Catalan as part of (In)verse: Poets Translate Each Other
(Approx 6 1/2 minutes)

2016: Idra Novey and Flavia Rocha translate each others poems

Idra Novey reads a poem in English from her chapbook Clarice: The Visitor and Flavia Rocha reads her translation into Portuguese; Rocha then reads her poem Hilda Hilst in Portuguese followed by Novey's English translation of it as part of (In)verse: Poets Translate Each Other
(Approx 4 minutes)

2016: (In)verse: Poets Translate Each Other (Full Audio)

Flávia Rocha and Idra Novey (Portuguese and English) and Melcion Mateu and Mary Ann Newman (Catalan and English) read each others work in their original languages and in translation, and discuss their creative process and the responsibilities of collaboration and translation. Introduced by Karen Phillips, Executive Director of Words Without Borders
(Full audio, approx 1 hour 15 minutes)

2016: A Poetry Reading and Celebration of Melissa Green with J. Mae Barizo & Marie Howe (Full Audio)

Poets J Mae Barizo and Marie Howe read poems to celebrate the publication of Melissa Green's new book, Magpiety: New & Selected Poems (Arrowsmith Press, 2016). Introduced by novelist, translator, editor, educator, and Arrowsmith Press founder Askold Melnyczuk
(Full audio, approx 40 minutes)

Literary Partners Program presents: Marsh Hawk Press 2016 Book Launch

Eight authors & eight new titles to celebrate! Thomas Fink (Selected Poems & Poetic Series), Sandy McIntosh (A Hole In the Ocean: A Hamptons' Apprenticeship), Stephen Paul Miller (Any Lie You Tell Will Be the Truth), George Quasha (Things Done For Themselves), Paul Pines (Charlotte Songs), Claudia Carlson (My Chocolate Sarcophagus), Eileen R.

2016: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs performs "If the Woman is a Drum..."

2016 Whiting Award winner LaTasha N Nevada Diggs performs "If the Woman is a Drum..." by Jayne Cortez as part of Firespitter: A Tribute to Jayne Cortez
(Approx 4 minutes)

2016: Celebrating Jayne Cortez - Firespitter: A Tribute to Jayne Cortez (Full audio)

LaTasha N Nevada Diggs, Karma Mayet Johnson, Bob Holman, Robert Hershon, Evie Shockley, Paolo Javier, Erica Hunt and Marty Erlich, Tamar-Kali, Magdalena Gomez, Rosamond King and Melvin Edwards honor the legacy of poet, performer and activist Jayne Cortez (1934-2012) and discuss her influence on their work. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika

Literary Partners Program presents: Kevin Goodan and Kimberly Burwick at Poets House

Come celebrate the launch of Kevin Goodan's fourth book, Let the Voices and Kimberly Burwick's forthcoming Custody of the Eyes.

Kevin Goodan was raised in western Montana and fought forest fires for ten seasons with the USFS on the Lolo National Forest. He is the author of In the Ghost-House Acquainted, Winter Tenor, Upper Level Disturbances, and Let the Voices. He is Associate Professor of English at Lewis-Clark State College.


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