The Sheep Meadow Press at Poets House

Readings by John Ashbery, Christopher Middleton, Michael Schmidt and Stanley Moss

Poem in Your Pocket Day Community Breakfast and Poetry Read-In

Poem in Your Pocket Day will begin with a breakfast and “poetry read-in.” All are welcome and all who attend are encouraged to bring poems to read.

2012: Quincy Troupe reads 'A Poem for Magic'

Quincy Troupe reads and discusses "A Poem for Magic" as part of Quincy Troupe on the Craft of Poetry

2012: Quincy Troupe reads 'Forty-One Seconds on a Sunday in June, in Salt Lake City, Utah'

Quincy Troupe reads and discusses "Forty-One Seconds on a Sunday in June, in Salt Lake City, Utah (for Michael Jordan)" as part of Quincy Troupe on the Craft of Poetry

2005: Phillip Levine reads and discusses 'Between Walls' by William Carlos Williams

Phillip Levine reads and discusses "Between Walls" by William Carlos Williams as part of the Poets House program Phillip Levine on The Path to William Carlos Williams

2005: Phillip Levine reads 'By the road to the contagious hospital' by William Carlos Williams

Phillip Levine, 2011 US Poet Laureate, reads "By the road to the contagious hospital" by William Carlos Williams as part of the Poets House program Phillip Levine on The Path to William Carlos Williams.

Support Poets House Through Barnes & Noble

From Friday, April 6 until Tuesday, April 10, you can support Poets House by stopping by our table at Barnes & Noble, Tribeca (97 Warren Street) for a voucher to present with your in-store purchase or shopping online at www.bn.com and simply providing the code 10734879 at checkout.

Voice Your Verse Poetry Fundraiser

Mingle with movers and shakers and support NYC teens in their first spoken word performance, as they deliver poems written by girls worldwide and published in the new anthology, If the World Were My Classroom.

Performances by:
Azure Antoinette, Studio Alchemy
Tina Chang, first female Poet Laureate of Brooklyn
Karen Karpowich, She's the First Chairwoman
Students of the Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria
Special performance by Diane Birch

Remarks by Monique Coleman

"Chapbooks Saved My Life" with Brian Teare

Poet and printer Brian Teare talks about the origins of his micro press Albion Books.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY, the Center for Book Arts, CUNY MFA Affiliation Group, Poetry Society of America, Poets House and Poets & Writers

For more information about the other events and the bookfair of the Annual Chapbook Festival, please visit www.chapbookfestival.org

Gaelic Voices of Exile

Dr. Michael Newton will discuss "Gaelic Voices of Exile: The History and Literature of Gaels in America."

Michael Newton was awarded a Ph.D. in Celtic Studies from the University of Edinburgh in 1998 for his dissertation The Tree in Scottish Gaelic Literature and Tradition. He has given lectures and taught workshops on Scottish topics at venues such as the Smithsonian, the U.S. Library of Congress, Slighe nan Gaidheal in Seattle, and the Toronto Scottish Gaelic Learners' Association.

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