A Bestiary: Installations by Jane Greer and Brian Getnick

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.
Brian Getnick has participated in group shows in Rome, The Hague, and New York, and has recently had a solo show at the Lisa Boyle Gallery in Chicago.

Elizabeth Bishop at 100

This tribute to Elizabeth Bishop's 100th birthday features readings from her poetry and selections from Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker, a new volume of Bishop's correspondence.

Harryette Mullen with Niki Herd & Camille Rankine

The acclaimed author of Sleeping with the Dictionary reads with two new poetry talents.

Resistance is Fertile: Harryette Mullen with Barbara Henning

In celebration of the release of Looking Up Harryette Mullen: Interviews onSleeping with the Dictionary and other works, Harryette Mullen speaks about her playful, deeply political poetry with fellow poet Barbara Henning.

From Tablet to Pen: The Literary History of Islam

Internationally-acclaimed writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan gives an overview of the history of Islam and the different languages and poetic traditions of the Islamic world.

Precarious Lives: Arab Poets since Pre-Islamic Times

Often exiled or sold into slavery in ancient times, Arab-language poets have literally suffered for their art. Noted literary scholar Muhsin al-Musawi

The Travelling Word: A West African Epic

Joined by West African Jali musicians, Kewulay Kamara discusses, performs and screens segments of his documentary about his attempt to recreate an ancient oral epic after the only written copy was destroyed in Sierra Leone's recent Civil War.

Passwords: Pierre Joris on Paul Celan

Esteemed poet and translator Pierre Joris discusses Paul Celan (1920-1970), the German-speaking Jewish poet whose writings transformed post-World War II poetry. Joris presents recordings of Celan, videos, readings and more.

North of Invention: A Festival of Canadian Poetry (Day Two)

Leading Canadian poets at the cutting edge of contemporary practice address the history of sound poetry and performance, multilingualism, activism and other topics.

• 1:00pm A Conversation with Jeff Derksen & Lisa Robertson
• 4:00pm A Conversation with a.rawlings & Jordan Scott
• 2:30pm A Poetry Reading with Christian Bök, Jeff Derksen, Lisa Robertson & Jordan Scott

Co-presented with the Kelly Writers House and funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts

North of Invention: A Festival of Canadian Poetry (Day One)

Leading Canadian poets at the cutting edge of contemporary practice address the history of sound poetry and performance, multilingualism, activism and other topics.
Co-presented with the Kelly Writers House and funded in part by the Canada Council for the Arts

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