Literary Partners Program: A Journey in Words - The Poetry and Prose of Arab New York

Please join the Arab American National Museum of Dearborn, Michigan for a special night of poetry and conversation.

An evening of recitation, music and film celebrating the early immigrant writers and their contemporary descendants. Poets featured include Kahlil Gibran, Elia Abu Madi, Ameen Rihani and Mikhail Naimy of the Pen League, the group of Arab New Yorkers writing in the first half of the last century, as well as poems by Arab Americans of today. A reception will follow the program.

Showcase Readings

Readings by Latasha N Nevada Diggs (Belladonna), Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), Dean Kostos (Spuyten Duyvil) and Amy Lawless (Octopus Books) (Previously announced reader Dorothea Lasky is unable to attend).

Showcase Readings

Readings by Alex Dimitrov (Four Way Books), Karen Garthe (University of California Press), Michael Leong (Black Square Editions) and Susan Wheeler (University of Iowa Press).

Showcase Readings

Readings by Catherine Barnett (Graywolf Press), Peter Filkins (Johns Hopkins University Press), Thomas Glave (Akashic Books) and Rachel Levitsky (Futurepoem)

Showcase Readings

Readings by Sarah Arvio (Knopf), Roger Bonair-Agard (Haymarket Books), Will Schutt (Yale University Press) and Cecilia Vicuña (Ugly Duckling Presse)

The 21st Annual Poets House Showcase Opening

Join us for the opening of the 21st annual Poets House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses. There is no better way to get an overview of the art.

This diverse and inclusive exhibition will be on view through August 3.

A Reading with Adélia Prado and Ellen Doré Watson

One of the foremost poets of Brazil, Adélia Prado is author of eight books of poetry, two of which have been translated into English, including her newest collection Ex-Voto (2013). She was praised by Veja (Brazil’s Newsweek) as “a writer of rare brilliance and invincible simplicity.” In this visit to New York, Prado will read poems with her English-language translator Ellen Doré Watson.

An Evening with Robert Polito

Poet, essayist, and biographer Robert Polito reads his poems dealing with the history of film and presents film clips from some of his favorite movies from film noir to foreign-language gems.

Proust Birthday Poetry Reading

Join us on Proust's birthday to celebrate the publication of The Collected Poems of Marcel Proust, edited by Harold Augenbraum, and featuring the work of 20 poets and translators. Augenbraum, founder of the Proust Society of America, will be joined by contributors Meena Alexander, Marcella Durand, Wayne Koestenbaum, Anna Moschovakis, Mark Polizzotti and Susan Stewart.

Part of the 2013 River to River Festival

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