The 17th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

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.

Master Class with Tom Sleigh

Tom Sleigh is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Army Cats and Space Walk, which received the Kingsley Tufts Award. He teaches in the Creative Writing MFA Program at Hunter College.

Application Deadline: EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, APRIL 13

Application Guidelines:
Send three poems accompanied by a cover sheet with your name, address, email address and phone number to
Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282
Attn: Classes

Master Class with Carol Muske-Dukes

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.

Application Deadline EXTENDED TO: Friday, June 1

Master Class with Matthea Harvey

Matthea Harvey’s third book of poems, Modern Life, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence and lives in Brooklyn.

Application Deadline: EXTENDED to Friday, May 18

Master Class with Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles’ recent books include Inferno (a poet's novel) and the poetry collection Snowflake / different streets. She is Professor Emeritus of Writing at UC San Diego and lives in New York.

Application Deadline EXTENDED TO: Friday, May 11

RESCHEDULED -- Passwords: Cornelius Eady on the Harlem Renaissance

RESCHEDULED UNTIL FALL 2012

Poet Cornelius Eady examines the diverse poetic output of Harlem Renaissance writers, from Langston Hughes to Countee Cullen.

Passwords: A Seminar with Ann Lauterbach on the Objectivists

Poet Ann Lauterbach discusses the 1930s Objectivist poets from Basil Bunting and Lorine Niedecker to George Oppen and Louis Zukofsky.

Passwords: Marjorie Welish on The Imagists

Poet, painter and critic Marjorie Welish discusses the work of the early 20th-century Imagists, especially Ezra Pound and H.D.

Passwords: Herbert Leibowitz on William Carlos Williams

Editor and critic Herbert Leibowitz, author of “Something Urgent I Have to Say to You”: The Life and Work of William Carlos Williams, discusses the great doctor’s oeuvre, from Spring and All to Paterson.

Passwords: Joan Richardson on Wallace Stevens

2012 Guggenheim Fellow Joan Richardson, author of a two-volume biography of the poet Wallace Stevens and co-editor, with Frank Kermode, of Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose (Library of America, 1997), will speak about Stevens and his work.

Susan Stewart, previously scheduled, is unfortunately unable to attend.

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