Simplicity: A Tribute to Ruth Stone

A celebration of the poet’s 80th birthday and her entire career. After presentations by her “friends in poetry,” Ruth Stone will read from her new book, Simplicity (Paris Press). Introduced by Jan Freeman

Erotic Poetry with Sam Hamill

Poet, translator, and essayist Sam Hamill edited The Erotic Spirit: An Anthology of Poems of Sensuality, Love, and Longing (Shambala Publications, 1995). He will explore the centuries-long outpouring of eroticism in poetry.

A Valentine of a Book Sale from Poets House!

Give a volume of verse to someone you love—including yourself! We are pleased to offer for sale thousands of poetry books—duplicates we can no longer store. The price is guaranteed to be modest; the proceeds will benefit our permanent collection.

Members Private Book Sale

Give a volume of verse to someone you love—including yourself! We are pleased to offer for sale thousands of poetry books—duplicates we can no longer store. The price is guaranteed to be modest; the proceeds will benefit our permanent collection.

Jean Valentine and Alice Quinn on Eleanor Ross Taylor

Eleanor Ross Taylor’s strong, clear voice speaks of family and community—and an underlying disquiet. Her poems draw on Scotch Presbyterian roots that were transplanted to the Puritan South. Respected teacher and poet Jean Valentine and The New Yorker poetry editor Alice Quinn team up to discuss her work.

A Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Please join us in a tribute to our co-founder and one of the creators of literary walks around New York City. Poets House will host its first "poetry walk" with readings on the bridge and at the Fulton Ferry Landing with Galway Kinnell, Cornelius Eady, Donna Masini and Patricia Smith. The evening will conclude with a buffet supper at The Barge.

Readings: Michael Warr and Angela Jackson, Carlos Cumpain and Olivia Maciel

1:00pm-2:00pm Michael Warr and Angela Jackson

3:00pm-4:00pm Carlos Cumpain and Olivia Maciel

Poetry in The Branches and our work with the American Library Association are funded by a major grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund

Showcase Readings: Stuart Dybek and Julie Parson, Rohan Preston and Kyoko Mori

1:00pm-2:00pm Stuart Dybek and Julie Parson

3:00pm-4:00pm Rohan Preston and Kyoko Mori

Poetry in The Branches and our work with the American Library Association are funded by a major grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund

Showcase Readings: Li-Young Lee and Stephanie Strickland, Sterling Plumpp and Timothy Liu

1:00pm-2:00pm Li-Young Lee and Stephanie Strickland

3:00pm-4:00pm Sterling Plumpp and Timothy Liu

Poetry in The Branches and our work with the American Library Association are funded by a major grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund

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