Poet Lee Ann Brown discusses the poetic movement that started at the experimental Black Mountain College in the 1950s and 1960s, including a focus on Charles Olson and Robert Duncan, as well as their collaborators.
Poet Martín Espada addresses the political poetic tradition of Puerto Rico, from Julia de Burgos to three major poets—Clemente Soto Vélez, Juan Antonio Corretjer and Francisco Matos Paoli—who were imprisoned for their “seditious” words and ideas.
Joan Larkin’sMy Body: New and Selected Poems received the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award. She taught for 24 years at Brooklyn College and now teaches in Drew University’s low-residency MFA program.
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Join us for a very special "Bridgewalk" celebrating Poets House's 25th Anniversary year.
Our annual poetic pilgrimage from City Hall to Fulton Ferry Landing across one of the world’s architectural treasures will feature readings by Marie Howe, Thomas Lux, Sharon Olds and 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith, followed by a festive dinner at Bubby's Brooklyn.
Carol Muske-Dukes is the former Poet Laureate of California and a professor at the University of Southern California. Her most recent books of poetry are Twin Cities and Sparrow, a National Book Award finalist.