Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Joanna Fuhrman

Part of Poetry Westchester! , bringing free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving.

Funded by the Westchester Library System (through the Westchester County Board of Legislators).

Poetry for Children: Pocket Poems with Bobbi Katz

Bobbi Katz (author of Trailblazers: Poems of Exploration and editor of the award-winning Pocket Poems) will show us how to fit elephants, ships and anything else that tickles our fancies into our pockets as she reads her favorite poems. She'll also prepare us for the city-wide initiative Poem in Your Pocket Day with an interactive poetry writing session.

Poetry for Children: First Fridays at the Children's Museum of the Arts

Poets House and the Children's Museum of the Arts invite you and your children to wile away the first Friday afternoon of each month at CMA's open studios, featuring a veritable musical chairs of Arts & Crafts stations and a poet-in-residence to lead ekphrastic poetry exercises and other word excursions.

Branching Out Little Rock: Mark Doty on E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings accomplished the rarest of balancing acts: He managed to be both a deeply committed experimentalist and a very popular poet. How does a writer manage to be an innovator, pushing the boundaries of poetic form and content and still connect so powerfully with readers with his serious play? We'll look at the range of Cummings' achievement—his memorable and sensuous love poems, his fierce political satires, his compassionate anatomies of the human situation.

Harlem Renaissance Revisited

Four poetic innovators explore representations of race, sexual identity and class in the revolutionary literature of the Harlem Renaissance poets—including Sterling Brown, Langston Hughes, Anne Spencer and Richard Bruce Nugent—and later generations of writers inspired by their work. Moderated by New York Public Library's Schomburg Center curator Steven J. Fullwood.

Funded in part by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop Publication Party and Reading

Part of Poetry Westchester! , bringing free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving.

Funded by the Westchester Library System (through the Westchester County Board of Legislators).

Poetry Westchester! Teen Poetry Writing Workshop with Rachel Simon

Part of Poetry Westchester! , bringing free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving.

Funded by the Westchester Library System (through the Westchester County Board of Legislators).

Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop Group Reading

Part of Poetry Westchester! , bringing free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving.

Funded by the Westchester Library System (through the Westchester County Board of Legislators).

Poetry Westchester! Adult Poetry Writing Workshop with Caitlin McDonnell

Part of Poetry Westchester! , bringing free writing workshops, poetry readings and talks to community libraries throughout Westchester--a county rich in literary history, from Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving.

Funded by the Westchester Library System (through the Westchester County Board of Legislators).

Branching Out Hartford: Susan Stewart on Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova, sometimes called 'the poet who buried Stalin' was a writer who pursued her work under extreme conditions of state oppression. She has come to represent the persistence of poetic conscience in the twentieth century. This lecture will look more closely at Akhmatova's poems, from her early love lyrics to her final masterpiece Poem Without a Hero, and we will listen to some recordings of Akhmatova's beautiful rhythmic recitations of her work.

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