2018: Naomi Replansky 100th Birthday Reading

Friends and fellow poets gather to honor National Book Award-nominee Naomi Replansky, who has been praised by Philip Levine as a “warrior for social justice” and B.H. Fairchild as “the master of a Blakean music radically unfashionable in its devotion to songlike meters and the reality and politics of working-class experience.” Welcome by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti and Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier. Introduction by Eric Gudas
(Full audio, approx. 1 hr 20 mins)

Showcase Reading Series: Denizé Lauture, Katy Lederer, Raquel Salas Rivera, and Chen Chen

Readings by Denizé Lauture (a kiss to the land, Subpress Collective), Katy Lederer (The bright red horse―and the blue―, Atelos), Raquel Salas Rivera (Lo terciario/The Tertiary, Timeless, Infinite Light), and Chen Chen (When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, BOA Editions).

Showcase Reading Series: Joy Ladin, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Michael Lally, Roberto Harrison

Readings by Joy Ladin (The Future is Trying to Tell Us Something: New & Selected Poems, Sheep Meadow), Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Oceanic, Copper Canyon), Michael Lally (Another Way to Play: Poems 1960-2017, Seven Stories), and Roberto Harrison (Bridge of the World, Litmus Press).

Showcase Reading Series: Lawrence Joseph, Natalie Eilbert, Anaïs Duplan, and Tony Robles

Readings by Lawrence Joseph (So Where Are We?, Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Natalie Eilbert (Indictus, Noemi), Anaïs Duplan (Mount Carmel & The Blood of Parnassus, Monster House Press), and Tony Robles ( Fingerprints of a Hungerstrike, Ithuriel’s Spear).

Showcase Reading Series: Dorothea Lasky, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Celina Su

Readings by Dorothea Lasky (Milk, Wave), Tongo Eisen-Martin (Heaven Is All Goodbyes, City Lights), Wayne Koestenbaum (Camp Marmalade, Nightboat), and Celina Su (Landia, Belladonna*).

2018: Negative Space: Luljeta Lleshanaku with Eliot Weinberger and Ani Gjika

In Luljeta Lleshanaku's new collection of poems, Negative Space, childhood memories of the dictatorship in Albania disperse into a calm that shrouds everyday life with numinous mystery. Lleshanaku joins essayist Eliot Weinberger, and her translator Ani Gjika, for the New York City launch of Negative Space. Introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hr 10 mins)

2018: A Shadowy Exultation with Edward Hirsch

MacArthur Award-winning poet and critic Edward Hirsch considers how five 19th- and 20th-century poets treat luminous moments and visionary experiences. It is “Within a Moment: a Pulsation of the Artery,” William Blake writes, “when the Poets Work is Done.” Such unexpected breakthroughs—sudden and revelatory—arise out of commonplace experiences. How do different poets dramatize epiphanies that rupture time? And how do they integrate them into consciousness?

2018: Lullabies and Laments: Experiments in Music and Poetry

Lullabies and Laments is an experiment in translation, informed by Indic reading, interpretive and performative practices. Moving between Tamil and English, this performance with Grammy Award-nominee Sikkil C. Gurucharan and scholar and translator Archana Venkatesan explores laments and lullabies and the role of gender in expressing love, longing, desire and devotion. Introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier
(Full audio, approx. 1hr 40 mins)

Literary Partners Program: Green Writers Press Reading, Reception, and Book Signing

Please join Green Writers Press for a reading, reception, and book signing with poet and publisher Dede Cummings, Rachel Vasquez Gilliland, Ellen Skowronski-Polito, James Crews, and Vermont state poet laureate, Chard deNiord.

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Dimitrov


The page is a space for any transformation, ritual, or spell to occur. We will begin our class by taking Jack Spicer’s “Poetry as Magic” workshop questionnaire (which he employed in the Bay area in the 1950s) and learning about our ethics as poets while fully diving into the unconscious. How do you write about the self by looking at the world and away from the self? Is the imagination the most personal and unknowable thing we have? What is poetry’s relationship to the occult?

Price: $325.00


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