Southwestern Poetry Festival

with Joy Harjo, Alberto Rios, Naomi Shihab Nye, Peggy Shumaker and Richard Shelton

Kenneth Rexroth Retrospective

with Sam Hamill, Eliot Weinberger, Bradford Morrow, and Linda Hamalian

Canadian Poets at Poets House

Join us for conversation and bilingual readings featuring three visiting Canadian poets, Louise Cotnoir, Adeena Karasick and Roberta Morris, as we open this exhibition of Canadian poetry books. Learn the role of poetry in the lives of our national neighbors.

6:00pm-7:00pm: Readings, Reception to follow

The Exhibition of Canadian Poetry Books is made possible by contributions from the Canadian Consulate General, New York; Québec Government House in New York and the Writers' Union of Canada

The Poetry Boxes of Robert Warner in Honor of Joseph Cornell's 100th Birthday

Robert Warner’s box sculptures, created in the spirit of the art of Joseph Cornell and inspired by such American poets as Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Wallace Stevens, Walt Whitman and others, created in response to literary critic Joel Conarroe’s acclaimed anthologies Six American Poets and Eight American Poets.

The New Millennium Chapbook

While occupying the margins of the literary world, the small press and the chapbook are often vehicles for defining historic poetry communities and shifts in poetics. This exhibit highlights new works published by contemporary small presses that continue this dynamic tradition while exploring the possibilities of the chapbook form.

Poetry in the Children's Room: Community-Word Project Mural Exhibit Kickoff Event

Michele Kotler will host a reading that will highlight the work of the Community-Word participants to kick off the exhibit of vibrant murals that feature the poetry and artwork of participants in the Project.

The Wild Braid: Photographs of Stanley Kunitz in his Garden by Marnie Crawford Samuelson

This exhibition features color photographs of Stanley Kunitz's Provincetown garden by Marnie Crawford Samuelson. They are illuminated by new writings by Kunitz (with Genine Lentine) about gardening and creativity. The photographs and writings will be published as The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden, forthcoming from W. W. Norton this summer.

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