Readings by Sherman Alexie, Tina Chang, Toi Derricotte, Michael Dickman, Timothy Donnelly, Cornelius Eady, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Nick Flynn, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Marie Howe, Dante Micheaux, Sharon Olds and Tracy K. Smith, with musical interludes by mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran.
We invite our Members to an unforgettable overnight experience of dreaming, reading and writing "poetry of the night." Join us after hours at Poets House for poetry, discussion, and sleeping among the books of your favorite poets in our darkened stacks. Poet and certified hypnotherapist Kristin Prevallet will lead our group of dreamers through a poetic hypnotic induction prompting poetic dreams and inspiration. In the morning, our guests will be encouraged to write and share what surfaces.
Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal, one of the great poets of Latin America and "a major epic-historical poet" (Allen Ginsberg) shares his poems and talks about his life with his English-language translator, Jonathan Cohen.
This is a rare New York appearance for the 86-year-old Cardenal, who is the author of more than 35 books, many of them translated into English, including Pluriverse: New and Selected Poems and The Origin of Species and Other Poems.
Identity to Seek: The Selves of Emily -- Irish poet Eamon Grennan discusses Dickinson as a poet who, “reveals to us, in her nature as a fragmented or multiple self” and closely explores two of her poems, “I cannot live with you” and “I cannot tie my hat.”
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour, 5 mins)
Recorded at the Westport Branch Library, Kansas City, Missouri, May 21, 2005, as part of “Branching Out,” co-sponsored by Poets House and The Poetry Society of America.
Celebrate with publisher Hunt & Light at this special book launch and reading!
Reception and signing to follow.
Matthew Frazier's playful, ethereal voice touches ground in this daring first collection. The poetry is original and immediate, evoking the timeless nature of imagination. Matthew Frazier expresses the beauty and joy of everyday experience with singular grace. ****Original Message***** is deeply inspiring verse, by a poet of new and fascinating dimensions.
Join the International Women's Writing Guild for a chance to share the IWWG magic! Meet, mingle, enjoy member readings, and preview our upcoming events and new programming for 2013. Non-members and guests welcome!
Food and beverages provided.
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit http://iwwg.org for more information and to register.
Poet Jean Valentine, co-translator of Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, and poet and editor Christian Wiman, translator of Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam, discuss the lives of these two pillars of 20th-century Russian poetry and read their work. (Full Audio, approx. 1 hour 15 mins)