Ode to the City: A Poetic Fanfare for New York City with Edward Field, Joan Larkin, Charles Simic, Patricia Smith & John Yau

Steps away from the future home of Poets House, this outdoor reading celebrates New York City's ample and multitudinous poetic tradition.

All Poets House in Battery Park City Preview Festivities events begin or take place at the bandshell, Nelson A. Rockefeller Park.
(1, 2, 3, A, C to Chambers Street, walk west to River Terrace, cross the street to enter the park & head south to the bandshell)

Poetry Walking Tours of Battery Park City

Audience members are invited to join us for a series of poetic walking tours of Battery Park City offering fascinating literary and artistic insights into our new neighborhood. Topics include the Irish Hunger Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, the Siah Armajani installation, the quotes in the Plaza and much more. The free staff-guided tours will depart from the bandshell in Rockefeller Park.

Your Song Is a Map of the City with Chris Martin

Poets House invites children and adults on an interactive walking tour through Battery Park City. Our amble will take us to fountains and lily pools, playgrounds and monuments, hillocks and harbors, as we create a "map-song" of this scenic terrain through poetry and performance. Walk into history with us, as we record this event as artistic addition to our media archives.

Passwords: Pablo Medina on Octavio Paz

Poet and translator Pablo Medina reflects on Octavio Paz (1914-1998), winner of the Nobel Prize in 1990. A man of encyclopedic knowledge and vast intellectual range, Paz was able to bring together four great streams of modernity: the European, the Eastern, the Mexican and the North American. This talk traces these influences in Paz’s life and work as threads of a vivid tapestry.

Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop Publication Party

Part of Poetry Westchester! , bringing free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving.

Funded by the Westchester Library System (through the Westchester County Board of Legislators).

Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Clara Sala

Part of Poetry Westchester! , bringing free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving.

Funded by the Westchester Library System (through the Westchester County Board of Legislators).

Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop Group Reading

Part of Poetry Westchester! , bringing free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving.

Funded by the Westchester Library System (through the Westchester County Board of Legislators).

Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Rachel Simon

Part of Poetry Westchester! , bringing free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving.

Funded by the Westchester Library System (through the Westchester County Board of Legislators).

Between Forms: A Poetry Reading

A reading by A S Bessa, Gregg Biglieri, Brenda Coultas, Patricia Spears Jones, Susan Mitchell, Mónica de la Torre and Marjorie Welish

A Conversation with Architect Steven Holl & Poet Susan Stewart

One of the leading architects of our time, Steven Holl, and renowned poet-critic Susan Stewart share insights from their respective roles as readers, writers and architects of ideas as they highlight current projects.

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