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December 13, 2017

John Ashbery
December 13, 2017

Longtime friends and fellow artists pay tribute to the life and work of poet John Ashbery, who died in September at the age of 90.

December 08, 2017

Patricia Smith
December 08, 2017

The author of seven books of poetry including Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, Blood Dazzler, and most recently Incendiary Art, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and the most successful Nation

December 02, 2017

Camille Dungy
December 02, 2017

American Book Award winner Camille Dungy considers five important poems by Phillis Wheatley, Lucille Clifton, Maggie Smith, Craig Santos Perez, and Sterling A.

November 18, 2017

Monica Youn
November 18, 2017

National Book Award finalist Monica Youn discusses the history of poetry through the lens of the sonnet.

November 13, 2017

Gwendolyn Brooks
November 13, 2017

Acclaimed poets Elizabeth Alexander, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Marilyn Nelson, Atsuro Riley, Sapphire, Solmaz Sharif , and Patricia Smith

November 11, 2017

James Tolan
November 11, 2017

Join poets Jennifer Michael Hecht, Owen Lewis, Fran Quinn, Jason Schneiderman, Cecilia Woloch, and friends to honor the work of James Tolan (1964–2017), a beloved member of the Poe

November 09, 2017

Julie Carr
November 09, 2017

“What is it I’m turning toward in turning toward you?” Julie Carr, Mónica de la Torre, and Anna Moschovakis discuss intimacy, feminism, and the act of confession i

November 07, 2017

Joanne Kyger in "Descartes"
November 07, 2017

Poet Cedar Sigo presents a new book he edited: There You Are: Interviews, Journals, and Ephemera, a collection of 40 years of interviews, letters, poems, and journals from

November 06, 2017

Joanne Kyger
November 06, 2017

Poets Ammiel Alcalay, Micah Ballard, Edmund Berrigan, Anselm Berrigan, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Norma Cole, Lisa Jarnot, Hettie Jones, Vincent Katz, Filip Marinovich, Tenaya Nasser-Frede

November 05, 2017

Iowa International Writing Program logo
November 05, 2017

Poets House invites audiences to journey around the world with the International Writing Program (IWP), the nation’s unique conduit for the world’s literatures.

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