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.
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
Artist Lynn Jadamec leads a workshop that combines poetry with photographs. Pre-registration is preferred but not required. To register please contact Mike Romanos, 212-431-7920 x19.
The Children’s Museum of the Arts was founded in 1988 and is the only children’s art museum in the tri-state area. CMA has a collection of over 2,000 art works that date back to the 1930’s and represent over 50 countries.
Argentine poet Maria Negroni will speak on the writing of Argentine poet Susana Thénon (1935-1991), whose work combines linguistic innovation with “a corrosive and constant political agenda” (Negroni).
This comprehensive weekend-long seminar prepares participants to bring this highly successful program model to their own libraries where, as one past participant put it, “it will cause poetry to take wing and drop feathers for years to come.”
The 2005 Institute will cover nuts-and-bolts information about producing vibrant poetry programs, building enriched collections and engaging enthusiastic audiences through effective community outreach. Participants will gain experience listening to, discussing, and even writing poetry. No one will leave uninspired!