Readings by Stephen Cope, Thom Donovan, Norman Finkelstein, Peter Gizzi, E. Tracy Grinnell, Michael Heller, Erica Hunt, Burt Kimmelman, Geoffrey O’Brien, Peter O’Leary, Kristin Prevallet, Anthony Rudolf, Hugh Seidman, Harvey Shapiro, Lee Spinks, Stacy Szymaszekand John Taggart.
Join us for this beloved Poets House tradition that celebrates the poetry of New York City. We'll parade from City Hall across the bridge, enjoying readings by Mark Doty, Thomas Lux, and Vijay Seshadri, among other renowned voices. This year, poet Naomi Shihab Nye will join us as we honor her with the Elizabeth Kray Award for dedicated service to poetry.
This class is grounded in two basic functions: to generate new poems through prompts and expectation-challenging exercises, and to workshop them. A discussion of narrative, mechanics, forms, and the music of language will anchor the class.
Amy Lawless is the author of two books of poetry, My Dead and Noctis Licentia. She grew up in Boston and currently lives in New York City, where she was a 2011 NYFA Fellow in poetry.
Celebrate Mother’s Day by exploring the many facets of love through poetry performances, workshops, and artist demonstrations in the Islamic Art galleries, followed by a special Sunday at the Met reading and discussion with New York State Poet Marie Howe, CUNY scholar and poet Meena Alexander, renowned poet and editor Kazim Ali, and Columbia University scholar Frances Pritchett.
Saturday, May 3, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday, May 4, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Application Deadline: Friday, April 11
Edward Hirsch has published eight books of poems and four books of prose, among them Wild Gratitude, The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems, and the bestseller How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry. Currently, he is the president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.