Book Launch: Matthew Dickman & Michael Klein

Please join Matthew Dickman and Michael Klein as they celebrate their new books with a reading, signing, and party at Poets House.

Introductions to the readings provided by Marie Howe and Jean Valentine.

Matthew Dickman's latest book of poetry is Mayakovsky's Revolver. His first book of poetry, All-American Poem, won the 2009 Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award.


In a rare New York appearance, noted Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar reads from his work in Bengali and English translation and discusses the contemporary Bengali literary scene. He will be joined by poets Suji Kim, Dante Micheaux, Sonia Mukherji, R. A. Villanueva and special guest Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa.

Marsh Hawk Press Reading

A short reading by three poets followed by a reception and book signing.

Readings by:
Edward Foster
Sandy McIntosh
Paul Pines

Additional information about the authors and their books:

Edward Foster: Dire Straits

“Edward Foster is the epitome of the poet / scholar.”
—Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry

Women's Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English

Come for an evening of readings and celebration in honor of the anthology, Women’s Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English.

Readers will include:

Sarah Arvio
Mary Baine Campbell
Beth Ann Fennelly
Joy Katz
Phillis Levin
Elizabeth Macklin
Katha Pollitt
Eva Salzman
Mary Stewart Hammond

The Obscene Madame D Panel Discussion and Book Party

Please join A Bolha Editora and Nightboat Books to celebrate the publication of The Obscene Madame D by Hilda Hilst, translated by Nathanaël in collaboration with Rachel Gontijo Araújo, with a forward by John Keene

The first English-language translation by the Brazilian writer Hilda Hilst (1930-2004).

Transfeminism in Literature: Reading and Discussion

What is transfeminism? How does it redefine genre and gender poetics?

Join Belladonna* for Transfeminism in Literature, a reading and
discussion investigating transfeminist theory in contemporary literature.

Poets Trish Salah, Tim Trace Peterson and critics and scholars Nicholas Birns and TL Cowan.

Poet Joy Ladin will moderate the discussion.

500 Years of Latin American Poetry

Cecilia Vicuña, co-editor of The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology, introduces an evening of acclaimed poets reading 500 years of Latin America poetry, from the oral poetries of the Guaraní and Tzotzil women to César Vallejo and Carlos Drummond de Andrade.

Passwords: Kit Robinson on “Time Is/Was: Writing Memory in the Discontinuous Present”

In a discussion of the improvisational text, Berkeley poet Kit Robinson draws on his recent work as well as resonant writings by Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector.

Transfer: A Seminar with Naomi Shihab Nye

Poet Naomi Shihab Nye, the author and editor of over 20 volumes, leads a round table session for adults that explores how poetry can help us navigate the different phases of our lives—from youth to old age—while examining such issues as absence and presence, loss and discovery. Nye will share her own work about the death of her father and her experience editing an anthology of poems by young poets.

Correspondences: A Reading & Conversation with Angela Jackson & Patricia Spears Jones

Chicago writer Angela Jackson joins poet Patricia Spears Jones for a reading and conversation about their respective writings, including Jackson’s new novel Where I Must Go.


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