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25th Anniversary Programs

Poets House 72 Spring Street
Poets House 10 River Terrace
To celebrate Poets House's 25th anniversary, we invite you to join us for a special series of programs that trace 3,000 years of poetry - from Gilgamesh to the myriad poetic voices that are defining the 21st century. Over the course of the 2011-2012 program year, we will present programs that examine our rich and varied poetic history, from oral traditions through early verse forms, the rise of lyric poetry and the advent of Modernism.

2011

Falling in Love with Poetry - An Introductory Seminar with Edward Hirsch - September 24 (CANCELLED)

Passwords: David Ferry on Gilgamesh – September 29

Ancient Greek Poetry: A Performance of "Bracko" with Anne Carson, Robert Currie and friends and Passwords: Yopie Prins on Homer and Sappho – October 4

Passwords: Sheldon Pollock on Sanskrit poetry – October 12

Passwords: Paula Varsano on Ancient Chinese Poetry – October 13

Passwords: Rosanna Warren on Latin Poetry – October 21

Passwords: Coleman Barks on Rumi – October 27

Passwords: Greg Delanty and Michael Matto on Anglo-Saxon Poetry – October 29

Passwords: Arvind Mehrotra on Kabir – November 3

Passwords: Jerome Rothenberg on Ethnopoetics and the Origins of Poetry – November 8

Passwords: A Seminar with Jean and Robert Hollander on Dante – November 12

Passwords: David Young on Petrarch – November 17

Passwords: A Seminar on Chaucer and Christopher Marlowe with Glyn Maxwell – November 19

Children's Program: Choose Your Own Odyssey – December 3

2012

Passwords: James Shapiro on William Shakespeare – February 4

Passwords: Molly Peacock on John Donne and George Herbert – February 11

Passwords: Linda Gregerson on Edmund Spenser and John Milton – February 18

Passwords: Haruo Shirane on Basho and Haiku – March 10

Passwords: K. Silem Mohammad on Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth – March 15

The Life and Work of John Keats with Michael Harper, Judith Harris, Stanley Plumly and Anne Wright – March 16

Passwords: Gigi Bradford on Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley and Frances E.W. Harper – March 17

Passwords: Mark Doty on Walt Whitman – March 24

Passwords: Eamon Grennan on W.B. Yeats – March 28

Passwords: Cole Swensen on 19th Century French Poetry – March 29

Stanzas in Meditation: A Gertrude Stein Celebration (Panel and Reading) – April 21

Passwords: C.K. Williams on Robert Frost – April 25

Passwords: Terese Svoboda on Kay Boyle, Lola Ridge, Hart Crane, Mina Loy and Marianne Moore – May 1

Passwords: Joan Richardson on Wallace Stevens – May 3

Passwords: Herbert Leibowitz on William Carlos Williams – May 8

Passwords: Marjorie Welish on The Imagists – May 10

Passwords: A Seminar with Ann Lauterbach on The Objectivists – May 12

Passwords: Cornelius Eady on the Harlem Renaissance – May 15 (CANCELLED)

Passwords: Vijay Seshadri on W.H. Auden – May 17

Exhibition: Founding Friendships: Treasures from the collections of Elizabeth Kray and Stanley Kunitz - On View May 15 through November 14

Passwords: Rosamond King on Caribbean Poets of the 20th Century – May 22

Passwords: Martín Espada on Puerto Rican Poetry – May 31

Children's Program: Dear Aunt Emily and Uncle Walt – June 2

Passwords: Lee Ann Brown on Black Mountain Poets – June 2

Passwords: Saskia Hamilton on John Berryman, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell – June 5

Passwords: Carol Muske-Dukes on the Beats – June 8

25th Anniversary Finale: Celebrating Stanley Kunitz and Elizabeth Kray – October 6
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