A reading of work by Donna Cartelli, Noelle De La Paz, Sean Denmark, Woodrow Dismukes, Patrick Disselhorst, Sylvia Foley, Tony Howarth, Angela Januzzi, Justine el-Khazen, Jonathan Kirsh, and Sana, participants in Poets House's spring 2016 6-week prose poem workshop, taught
Please join us in celebrating the publication of accomplished poet, editor, critic, and educator Paul Kane’s sixth poetry volume, Welcome Light, a collection of astonishing range. The book includes poems emblematic of both impeccable form and adventurous innovation. It also includes groundbreaking translations of Hafiz.
Richard Howard notes: “Kane’s first five books established this poet as a varied master of five kinds of art; here in Welcome Light, his sixth, a distressed but never agonized poet offers amazing life within the established kinds of art.”
Brazilian poet Salgado Maranhão, winner of the 2011 Brazilian Academy of Letters Best Book of Poetry award, reads from Blood of the Sun and Tiger Fur with his translator, SUNY Plattsburgh Professor of English Alexis Levitin. (Full audio, approx 1 hr 15 mins)
Poets Mahogany L. Browne and Lauren Williams--organizers of the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWPS) will be sharing poems alongside Imani Cezanne, co-winner of 2016 WOWPS. Presented in partnership with Belladonna*.
Join us for CLMP's 2nd Annual Firecracker Awards for Independently Published Literature honoring exceptional titles in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction, plus an award for Best Literary Magazine. To view a full list of the finalist books and our panel of esteemed judges, visit our website. Featuring MC Dorothea Lasky. RSVP is required!
Award-winning author of the collection When My Brother Was an AztecNatalie Diaz discusses writer's 'triggering obsessions,' writing about the body, and the relationship between breaking, creating, and love in the inspiration, creation, and revision of poetry. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika (Full audio, approx 1 hour)
“Comrade Baron presents an extraordinary oral history in which the last remaining members of the aristocracy tell how Ceausescu carried out an extermination programme against the class enemy, making it an urgent testimony about an aspect of recent history as horrifying as it is unknown.”
Extract from the jury report of the Libris History Prize 2011.
Join us to experience an evening of music and poetry with M is Black Enough, a collaborative who exercise spirited conversation and debate through steelpan, cello and text / voice. Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, of Kronos Quartet fame, teams up with composer and percussionist Andy Akiho, poet Roger Bonair-Agard, and drummer Sean Dixon for a work-in-progress program of spoken word and music.
Editor and translator Louis de Paor, Julie Agoos, Melanie Best, Theo Dorgan, Susan McKeown, Leanne O'Sullivan, and Kevin Young celebrate the publication of Leabhar na hAthghabhála/Poems of Repossession, the first comprehensive critical anthology of modern poetry in Irish Gaelic with English translations with readings in readings in Gaelic and English.