Poetry in the Children's Room: All the Colors Water Can Hold with Annie Wright

Poet and artist Annie Wright leads a morning of watercolor painting, reading her favorite poems about water and color to inspire us.

Branching Out Fresno: Vijay Seshadri on Elizabeth Bishop

In this talk, Vijay Seshadri will examine the origins and the scope of Bishop's visionary ambitions, her complicated, paradoxical relationship to the religious traditions that shaped her thought, and, finally, her ability to expose, in small poems and large, the fundamental questions underlying our experience.

A joint initiative with the Poetry Society of America, Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Children's Poetry Book Show Opening Reading

A reading of our favorite poems from the new books on display in the Children’s Poetry Book Show.

2005 Poets House Showcase

On View April 2 - 30
Since 1990, the annual Poets House Showcase has collected, displayed and promoted virtually every book of poetry published in the United States. This year’s harvest promises to be the most bountiful yet,with well over 2,000 new titles from commercial, university and independent presses. From authoritative anthologies to handmade chapbooks, Poets House is the only place where they are all gathered under one roof. Celebrate National Poetry Month by getting an eye-full of the national poetry scene.

2005 Poets House Showcase Kick-off Party

The best book party of the year! Raise a glass to the poetic voices of America. Since 1990, the annual Poets House Showcase has collected, displayed and promoted virtually every book of poetry published in the United States. This year’s harvest promises to be the most bountiful yet,with well over 2,000 new titles from commercial, university and independent presses. From authoritative anthologies to handmade chapbooks, Poets House is the only place where they are all gathered under one roof.

2005 Poets House Showcase

The best book party of the year! Raise a glass to the poetic voices of America. Since 1990, the annual Poets House Showcase has collected, displayed and promoted virtually every book of poetry published in the United States. This year’s harvest promises to be the most bountiful yet,with well over 2,000 new titles from commercial, university and independent presses. From authoritative anthologies to handmade chapbooks, Poets House is the only place where they are all gathered under one roof.

A Tribute to Cid Corman

Cid Corman (1924-2004) was a poet, translator, and editor of the magazine origin, founded in 1951, which published many of the major American poets of the last 50 years, including Creeley,Niedecker, and Roethke. Author of 70 volumes of poetry, he lived in Kyoto, Japan from 1958 to his death last year.

Naked Lunch @ the South Street Seaport: Clayton Eshleman

Clayton Eshleman reads his translations of Rimbaud, Neruda,Vallejo, Radnoti, and Artaud. A free event with lunch provided.

A Tribute to Amy Bartlett: Her Life in Letters

Amy Bartlett (1949 – 2004) was a poet, editor and long-time Poets House board member. She was the author of a volume of poems, Afterwards, a 1984 National Poetry Series winner, and the poetry editor of Tin House magazine. Active in the community of poets who first organized Poets House, she joined the board in 1991.

Lit Fest: Propaganda! Collective Action: The Black Took Collective & Belladonna

Two poetry collectives, centered around politicized notions of the self and language, undermine presumptions about identity, reality and writing. Readings & Performances by Rachel Levitsky, Zhang Er, Akilah Oliver, Ronaldo Wilson, Duriel E. Harris & Dawn Lundy Martin

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