Poets of the Non-Existent City: Los Angeles in the McCarthy Era

Join us for a panel discussion with editor Tom Viertel, three poets—Gene Frumkin, Estelle Gershgoren Novak, and Mel Weisburd—and scholar Kimberly Bird, as they address the relationship between politics and poetry, with a special focus on the role The California Quarterly and Coastlines played in Los Angeles during the McCarthy years. Naomi Replansky will join the panelists for a poetry reading to close the evening.

Purgatorio: Prints by Milton Glaser

On view September 9 through October 29, 2005
The first New York presentation of 20 exquisite monoprints illustrating scenes from Dante’s Purgatorio by the renowned artist Milton Glaser.

Unlikely Angel: Dwight Ripley & the New York School

On view February 9 through March 18, 2006

A rare glimpse into the archives of Dwight Ripley, little-known figure behind the pivotal Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

Sacred Burial Grounds: Alphanumeric Painting by August Highland

On view May 12 through June 24, 2006

Like ancient civilizations slumbering beneath cities of glass and steel, classical poetries are buried deep in Highland’s visual texts on large canvases, which explore the modern experience of language.

August Highland is an experimental writer and visual artist based in San Diego. Since he developed "Alphanumeric Painting" in 2002, he has shown it in over 25 shows, including four solo shows.

Artistic Bestiary: Installations by Jane Greer and Brian Getnick

On view March 24 through May 6, 2006
Jane Greer's Standing Up, Down fills Poets House with cut-paper evocations of creatures great and small, while Brian Getnick presents Curtains! Curtains! a sculpture and video installation.
Jane Greer is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited at The Drawing Center, NYU's Grey Art Gallery, the Ronald Feldman Gallery, Henoch Gallery, and various international venues.

Root of a Dream: Poets House Member's Sleepover

We invite our members to 10 River Terrace for a new Poets House tradition.

Join us for an unforgettable evening spent reading, writing and dreaming the "poetry of the night" in the dimmed stacks of our library. Poet Kristin Prevalett returns for a second year to lead our group.

This is a special event open only to Members. Space is limited. For details and registration contact Krista Manrique: (212) 431-7920 ext. 2830, or email krista@poetshouse.org

Spring 2014 Program Season

Join us for a new season of Programs, Events, Workshops and Master Classes
Beginning February 22nd!

2012: John Ashbery (Full Audio)

Legendary American poet John Ashbery reads from Planisphere and as part of the 2012 Poets House Showcase.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hour)

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