Celebrate Mother’s Day by exploring the many facets of love through poetry performances, workshops, and artist demonstrations in the Islamic Art galleries, followed by a special Sunday at the Met reading and discussion with New York State Poet Marie Howe, CUNY scholar and poet Meena Alexander, renowned poet and editor Kazim Ali, and Columbia University scholar Frances Pritchett.
Saturday, May 3, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday, May 4, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Application Deadline: Friday, April 11
Edward Hirsch has published eight books of poems and four books of prose, among them Wild Gratitude, The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems, and the bestseller How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry. Currently, he is the president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Saturday, March 29, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, March 30, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Application Deadline: EXTENDED TO Friday, March 21
Philip Schultz’s poetry includes Like Wings, The Holy Worm of Praise, and Failure, which won the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of a memoir, My Dyslexia, and the forthcoming The Wherewithal: A Novel in Verse. He is the founder and director of The Writers Studio, a school for fiction and poetry.
Saturday March 22, 2:00-6:00pm
Sunday, March 23, 12:00-4:00pm
Application Deadline: EXTENDED TO Friday, March 14
Susan Wheeler is the author of six books of poetry, including Bag o’ Diamonds, winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award, and Meme, a finalist for the National Book Award. She directs the creative writing program at Princeton University.
No matter their faith or doubt, most poets feel summoned to explore the ways human lives relate to the spiritual. Through readings of contemporary poets with a range of spiritual outlooks and inquiries, workshop participants will focus on making new poems, seeking to discover spirit through the stuff of the world.
Rallying around Dean Young’s assertion "we are making birds not birdcages,” this class will examine the role of form in innovative and traditional poems, and explore the interplay of memory, language, and art in the creation of new work.
This class will examine recent work from literary magazines to see how other poets create texture and tension, with focus on students’ poems and on several writing exercises to steering toward new strategies and discoveries in making a poem.
Neil Shepard is the author of four books of poems, including This Far from the Source and (T)ravel/Un(T)ravel. A senior editor of Green Mountains Review and a founding member of the poetry-jazz ensemble PoJazz, he teaches in the low-residency MFA Writing Program at Wilkes University.
Poets House is thrilled to host the live recording of Person, Place, Thing. In this episode of the public radio show, Emmy Award-winner Randy Cohen asks Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith about a person, a place, and a thing of special significance to her. Join us for the resulting great stories and accompanying live music with award-winning folk musician Jefferson Hamer. All proceeds support Poets House programming.