Pluriverse: An Afternoon with Ernesto Cardenal

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.

Book Launch for Rachel Hadas's The Golden Road

Please join us in celebrating the launch of The Golden Road a new book by Rachel Hadas

The evening will feature a reading beginning at 6pm, followed by a reception and signing. All are welcome!

2005: Eamon Grennan on Emily Dickinson (Full Audio)

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.

Book Launch for Matthew Frazier's *****Original Message*****

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.

The International Women's Writing Guild Holiday Open House

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 for more information and to register.

Archipelago Books Year-End Auction

Celebrate eight years of outstanding international literature with Archipelago Books!

with food, wine, and music

Tickets: $25 in advance/$35 at the door, first 100 ticketed guests will receive a gift bag!
purchase advance admission here

This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

2012: Russian Masters: The Life and Work of Osip Mandelstam and Marina Tsvetaeva (Full Audio)

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)

Brevitas Poetry Festival

The 9th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem features readings by over 40 poets!

brevitas is a community of invited poets who email original poems (14 lines maximum) to the group on the first and the fifteenth of each month. Founded by Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin with a few poet-friends, brevitas now -- with 40+ poets -- has grown into a powerful incubator of poetry.

An additional short poem (14 lines max) open mic hosted by Bob Holman will follow.

Poets from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program

Join us for a special reading by three poets currently in residence at the University of Iowa’s famed International Writing Program. Following the reading, the poets will take questions from the audience. A reception will follow.

Toadlily Press Launch for Embark

Please join Toadlily Press and poets David Morse, Sierra Nelson, Eleanor Paynter and , Emily M. Stokes for the launch of the latest book in the Quartet Series, EMBARK

Reading + Book Signing + Refreshments

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the NY City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.


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