Master Class with Ada Limón

Saturday, May 28, 2:00-6:00pm
Sunday, May 29, Noon-4:00pm

Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the 24Pearl Street online program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.

Application deadline: May 1

(In)verse: Poets Translate Each Other

To celebrate National Poetry Month, hear from poets who translate each other's work. Flávia Rocha and Idra Novey will read in Portuguese and English; and Melcion Mateu and Mary Ann Newman will read in Catalan and English. Both pairs will discuss their creative process and the responsibilities of collaboration and translation.

Curator Tour and Conversation - Metamorphosis: The Collaboration of Poet Barbara Guest & Artist Fay Lansner

A tour of the exhibition Metamorphosis: The Collaboration of Poet Barbara Guest & Artist Fay Lansner followed by a conversation with exhibition curators Erica Lansner and Gabrielle Lansner, as well as poet and critic Raphael Rubinstein, who contributed an essay to the exhibition catalog.

Opening Reception for Metamorphosis: The Collaboration of Poet Barbara Guest & Artist Fay Lansner

Beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the 1990s, this exhibition charts the creative collaboration and friendship between the New York School Poet Barbara Guest (1920-2006) and painter Fay Lansner (1921-2010). Included in the exhibit are drawings, paintings, collages and portraits of Guest that depict the progressive transformation of the creative process. This is the first time that these works have been brought together in an exhibition.

A Tribute to James Tate

An event to honor the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, featuring John Ashbery, Gillian Conoley, Michael Earl Craig, Jorie Graham, Matthea Harvey, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dorothea Lasky, Emily Pettit, Guy Pettit, Srikanth Reddy, Charles Simic, Arisa White, Charles Wright, Dean Young, and Matthew Zapruder.

2015: Poets House on The PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour special correspondent Francesca Maxime reports on actor Bill Murray's love of poetry - and Poets House (Broadcast December 15, 2015)

2015: Bill Murray reads "What the Mirror Said" by Lucille Clifton

Actor Bill Murray reads Lucille Clifton's poem "What the Mirror Said" at the 20th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge, June 8, 2015. (Part of the PBS NewsHour segment on Poets House, broadcast December 15, 2015)

2015: Cornelius Eady reads "Emmett Till's Glass-Top Casket"

Poet Cornelius Eady reads his poem "Emmett Till's Glass-Top Casket" as part of the PBS NewsHour segment on Poets House, December 15, 2015.

2015: Aziza Barnes reads "Why Can't Black People Just Write About Flowers?"

Poets House Emerging Poets Fellowship alumna Aziza Barnes reads "Why Can't Black People Just Write About Flowers?" as part of the PBS NewsHour segment on Poets House, December 15, 2015.

Book Launch for Neil Shepard's "Vermont Exit Ramps II"

Book launch to celebrate the release of Neil Shepard's new book, "Vermont Exit Ramps II," a collection of 60 poems and 60 photographs focused on post-pastoral Vermont. Please RSVP so there will be enough refreshments and books for everyone: neil.shepard@jsc.edu.

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