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.

Three Gaelic Poets: Reading "The Great Book"

Three eminent Gaelic poets -- Aonghas Dubh MacNiceall, Christopher Whyte and Kevin Macneill -- will read a selection of poems from The Great Book and selections of their own

This is a great opportunity to experience 1,500 years of traditional and contemporary poetry in one of the oldest languages in Europe. The readings will be bi-lingual - in the original Gaelic with English translations. Refreshments will be available.

Italian American Poetry Festival

Readings by poets past & present, hosted by Daniela Gioseffi

Peter Covino reading Joseph Ceravalo
Donna Masini reading Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Maria Mazziotti Gillan reading Alfredo de Palchi
George Guida reading Paul Violi
Robert Viscusi reading Emanuel Carnevali
and a special Mystery Guest reading John Ciardi

Reception with Refreshments
Autographed & discounted authors' book sales

Poem in Your Pocket, Song in Your Heart

Join us for an evening of poetry and music about Lower Manhattan with the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra and students from local schools P.S. 89 and I.S. 289 celebrating the culmination of a breakthrough neighborhood arts-education partnership funded by Goldman Sachs.

2012 Poets House Showcase Opening

Opening on Saturday, June 30, 2012, this year’s Showcase will be on view throughout the month of July and will include all of the year's new poetry and poetry-related books, chapbooks and multimedia titles published in the United States. More than 2,100 titles were in last year’s exhibition, representing close to 650 U.S. publishers—commercial, university, independent, small and micro-presses.

Campbell Corner Poetry Contest 13th Anniversary Reading

Opening Remarks by Vijay Seshadri, Co-Director and Judge
Introduction of winners by Phillis Levin, Co-Director and Judge

Readings by
Dawn McGuire
Jill Osier

A reception will follow the reading

Find out more about Poets House's Literary Partner Program here


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