The Elegy with Bhisham Bherwani

Students will compose and revise their own elegies and examine a selection of elegies by Auden, Bishop, Heaney, Lowell, Merwin, Milton, Ponsot, Shelley, Stevens, Walcott and Whitman, among others

Visual Poetry with Jen Bervin

Students will make poems and experiment with tactile methods, unusual scale, spaces and durations in order to create a more open field for poetic possibility. Selected visual poetry, conceptual art, concrete poetry and artists’ books will be presented.

Orbiting the World with Max Blagg

This reading and writing class is a study of selected members of the New York School of poets, circa 1970–1980. Documentary film and recordings,
live readings and guest appearances included.

Listening, Recording, Writing with Stacy Doris

This generative, hands-on workshop employs techniques centered in sound—listening, recording and performing—to chart new paths into poetry. The audio expert’s toolkit will be adapted to writing, including mixing, multitracks, instrumentation, multiple takes, compression and sequencing.

Poetry & the City with Phillip Lopate

Let Whitman, Reznikoff, Teasdale, O’Hara and Schuyler, among others, inspire you as you write and walk, observing and eavesdropping.

The 15th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge:

Join us for this annual pilgrimage across one of New York City’s great architectural gems. Leading poets read the words of Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, Langston Hughes and other greats en route. The journey closes with a celebratory dinner and the presentation of the Elizabeth Kray Award for service to the field of poetry.

What Love Comes To: A Celebration of Ruth Stone

In honor of Ruth Stone’s 95th birthday, friends and fellow poets read from the acclaimed poet’s volume What Loves Comes To: New and Selected Poems.

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