Poetry Spotlight

February Poetry Events

• Thursday February 26, 3:00-8:00pm
John Berryman at 100: A Day-long celebration
Columbia University
116th Street and Broadway

Fourteen distinguished contemporary poets and scholars - April Bernard, Henri Cole, Cornelius Eady, Rachel Hadas, Saskia Hamilton, Cathy Park Hong, A. Van Jordan, Robin Coste Lewis, Edward Mendelson, Patrick Rosal, Evie Shockley, Daniel Swift, Kevin Young, and Rachel Zucker - will commemorate Berryman's life and work in afternoon panels and present a favorite poem in an evening reading.

• Saturday February 7, 3:00pm
Transgenres with Vijay Seshadri
Poets House
10 River Terrace

Why do so many poets also write prose nonfiction? What transformations occur between poem and essay? Pulitzer Prizewinner Vijay Seshadri, whose newest book is 3 Sections, discusses notions of identity, form, and fulfillment for contemporary writers. Part of Other Impulses: Poets Writing Across Genres.

Winter Wedding: Holiday Cards by Poets

Holiday Card by Robert Duncan and Jess
Card by Robert Duncan and Jess, 1965 (courtesy of Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, MARBL, Emory University)

Don't miss this "intimate glimpse into genius" (The Guardian), a fascinating look at the ties of love and friendship behind literary success from some of the last century’s most beloved poets, on view through March 21, 2015, courtesy of the the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University

Poets House: Best of NYC!

Thank you Village Voice for naming Poets House Best Reading Room New York 2014. We love our "spacious, sun-filled perch on the Hudson River," and are thrilled that you do too!

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