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

The Poetry Audience of the Future with Kay Cassell, Luis J. Rodriguez, Stephanie Strickland and Michael Warr

A reprise of our 1994 panel, configured to help librarians become leaders in building new poetry audiences in their communities.

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

Exhibition of the 1994 Poetry Publication Showcase

Showcase On View in Chicago June 23-27, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Poets House brings the 1994 Poetry Publication Showcase—nearly 1,200 poetry books—to the American Library Association’s national convention so that 15,000 librarians from around the country can sample the range of American poetry production.

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

Passwords: Helen Vendler on William Butler Yeats

Leading poetry critic Helen Vendler will give a multimedia presentation on the visual arts that inspired the poetry of Irish-born, 1923 Nobel-winner William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). The evening will include a discussion of his poetry and its relationship to the artwork.

Passwords programs are made possible, in part, by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Parallel Lines: Poetry and Hip Hop

An exploration of the connections and influences shared between these two art forms will feature readings by Tracie Morris, NYC's Queen of Hip Hop (and 1993 Slam Champ at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe), Greg Tate and Djinji Brown. Commentary and discussion will be led by literary and cultural critic Houston A. Baker, Jr.

Passwords: Richard Caddell on Basil Bunting

A modernist from Northern Britain, Basil Bunting (1900-1985) combined his simple Quaker aesthetics with intense experimentalism. Richard Caddell, a former Bunting student, will discusses the poet's work and play programs of Bunting reading his innovative verse.

Passwords programs are made possible, in part, by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Parallel Lines: Poetry and Dance Screening and Reception

This unedited video of our June 9, 1994 program looks at the relationship between two art forms. Held at Judson Memorial Church, the event featured poetry readings, dances, and discussion by Kenneth King, Michael Palmer, Jack Anderson, Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos, and Clarinda Mac Low. Artists will be present.

Culture, Imagination and Performance in American Poetry

Landscapes, cityscapes, and mindscapes of American Poetry since the 1950’s will be seen in relation to the Black Mountain poets, the Beats, San Francisco poets, New York School, and Ethnopoetics, among other influences. Issues including identity, ethnicity, imagination, creativity, and performance will be explored, with screenings of videos to facilitate discussion.

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