Elements & Energies:

Robert Hass, former U.S. Poet Laureate, and Brenda Hillman, author of eight lauded collections, share their experiences of activism and writing in response to the natural world.

Ecopoetical Futures:

Four emerging poets investigate how poetry might marshal diverse languages, ethnicities and identities to engage with a global ecosystem under duress

Sweethearts of Rhythm:

Acclaimed poet Marilyn Nelson and artist Jerry Pinkney, winner of the 2010 Caldecott Medal, discuss their collaborative book, Sweethearts of Rhythm, which profiles the all-female, interracial band of the 1940s.

Language of the Neighborhood: Chinese Poetry Today

Poet, translator and editor of the new volume Chinese Writers on Writing, Arthur Sze reads and discusses modern and contemporary Chinese poetry with scholar and translator Lucas Klein.

Back Home: A Conversation & Reading with Maurice Manning & Norman Minnick

Poets Maurice Manning and Norman Minnick share poems, tall tales and conversation about the nature of Kentucky poetry, from the lyric to the comic.

Urban Field Poetics: A Writing Workshop with Jonathan Skinner

Building on the concerns uncovered in Skinner’s two previous seminars, this workshop is an ecopoetics field audit that focuses on Poets House’s location along the Hudson River and introduces site-based writing.

A poet and editor of the journal ecopoetics, Jonathan Skinner teaches in the Environmental Studies Program at Bates College.

Poetry & Watersheds: A Seminar with Jonathan Skinner

Poet and eco-critic Jonathan Skinner examines how poets are responding to our relationship to water, taking into account emerging
science, politics, and social and ecological inequities.

Poetry & Biodiversity: A Seminar with Jonathan Skinner

In recognition of the International Year of Biodiversity, this seminar with poet and eco-critic Jonathan Skinner looks at current poetics and cultures of biodiversity, including forest languages and invasive activity in disturbed ecosystems.

Praises & Offenses: Women Poets from the Dominican Republic

Dominican poets Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo and Angela Hernández Núñez are joined by their English-language translator, Judith Kerman, and scholar Linda M. Rodriguez Guglielmoni for a reading and conversation.

Chile’s Dante: An Evening with Raúl Zurita & Anna Deeny

The uncompromising Chilean poet Raúl Zurita reads from his work and talks with Anna Deeny, the English-language
translator of his volume Purgatory.


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