Master Class with Kimiko Hahn


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.

Literary Partners Program: Book Launch for Marisol Baca's Tremor

Book Launch! Marisol Baca will read from her debut full length collection of poems, Tremor (Three Mile Harbor Press). The former poet Laureate of the United States, Juan Felipe Herrera, called it “A serrated soul-piercing Geiger Counter. Shattering. Prize.”

Poets House Intern Reading

Join us for a celebration of our brilliant and dedicated interns! Featuring: Valentine Conaty, Abby Reynolds, Amelea Ng, Alyson Fusaro, and Rachel Rubino.

Poets House is a comfortable, accessible place for poetry—a library and meeting place which invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry. Poets House seeks to document the wealth and diversity of modern poetry, to stimulate dialogue on issues of poetry in culture, and to cultivate a wider audience for poetry.

Literary Partners Program: Red Hen Press presents John Barr, Molly Peacock, and Jill Bialosky

John Barr was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up in a rural township outside of Chicago. Graduating from Harvard College on a Navy scholarship, he served five years on ships including three tours to Vietnam. Over a thirty-year career as an investment banker, he was Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and founded three startups. He has taught in the Graduate Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College and served on the boards of Yaddo, Bennington College, and the Poetry Society of America, the latter two as board chair.

Literary Partners Program: Self Help: A Guide for the Retiring

Reading & Signing

Airports, larcenous woodchucks, unearned privilege, vaguely menacing gardens: each poem notes a patch of chaos in the poet's life and imposes some kind of pattern on it. Poreba strives to use language skillfully without getting carried away with it; sound is important in these poems, but more important is authenticity, even at the cost of ridiculousness. (What grandmother thinks of her grandchild as “my DNA cunningly packaged”?)

2018: A Celebration of Fernando Pessoa

Join poets Patricio Ferrari, John Keene, Mónica de la Torre, and Vijay Seshadri for a re-examination of Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), the seminal Portuguese poet who wrote in the guise of a myriad of personae with distinct biographies and aesthetics. Upon the release of a new translation of The Book of Disquiet—his fragmentary “factless autobiography”—panelists discuss Pessoa’s inventive rejection of a singular authentic authorial voice and its legacy for contemporary poetry. Welcome by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti.

Open Enrollment Class Registration - Henning


Attention to style and structure is very important to the writer of tiny fictions, just as it is to poets. That's why flash fiction and prose poetry are often described as borderline genres (between poetry and prose). In this class, you will write five poetic stories or narrative prose poems. Instead of working with the line, we will be working with the sentence and the paragraph. There will be assignments and examples from published writing and some theory.

Price: $325.00


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