People's Poetry Gathering: Epics and Ballads

The People's Poetry Gathering, co-sponsored by Poets House and City Lore, is a collaboration between literature and folklore, disciplines which share roots in oral traditions. with more than 100 events taking place throughout Manhattan.

Poetry at the Zoo: Dave Johnson Reads Animal Poems

Dave Johnson and others read the great animal poems (John Haines, James Wright, Stanley Kunitz, Mary Oliver and more) at the Zoo's seal pool.

11th Annual Poetry Publication Showcase

Raise a glass to the poetic voices of America.
The Poets House Showcase Exhibit offers an unparalleled opportunity to browse through the nation’s most comprehensive gathering of new poetry
books. Over a thousand new books—published during 2002 by commercial, university and independent presses—will be on view in the Reading
Room during regular library hours throughout the month of April.

11th Annual Poetry Publication Showcase Opening Reception

The best book party of the year! Raise a glass to the poetic voices of America.

The Poets House Showcase Exhibit offers an unparalleled opportunity to browse through the nation’s most comprehensive gathering of new poetry
books. Over a thousand new books—published during 2002 by commercial, university and independent presses—will be on view in the Reading
Room during regular library hours throughout the month of April.

11th Annual Poetry Publication Showcase

On View April 5 - May 30
The Poets House Showcase Exhibit offers an unparalleled opportunity to browse through the nation’s most comprehensive gathering of new poetry books. Over a thousand new books—published during 2002 by commercial, university and independent presses—will be on view in the Reading Room during regular library hours throughout the month of April.

Master Class: Marilyn Hacker

Saturday, March 22, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, March 23, 10:00am-1:30pm

Master Class: Paul Hoover

Saturday, March 15, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, March 16, 9:30am-1:00pm

Widely known as the editor of Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology and the literary magazine New American Writing, Paul Hoover is the author of nine poetry collections, including Totem and Shadow: New & Selected Poems, and most recently Rehearsal in Black and Winter. His book of literary essays, Fables of Representation, is forthcoming in the University of Michigan Press “Poets on Poetry” series.

A Poet’s Novelist: Michael Hulse on W.G. Sebald

Poet and translator Michael Hulse discusses the inventive prose of W.G. Sebald (1945-2001), who has been described as “Memory’s Einstein” [New York Times Book Review]. Sebald’s novels include The Rings of Saturn, The Emigrants, Austerlitz and Vertigo.

Master Class: Ellen Bryant Voigt

Saturday, February 15, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday, February 16, 9:30am-1:00pm

Ellen Bryant Voigt has published six books of poetry—Claiming Kin, The Forces of Plenty, The Lotus Flowers, Two Trees, Kyrie, and most recently, Shadow of Heaven—as well as The Flexible Lyric, a collection of essays. She also co-edited with Gregory Orr Poets Teaching Poets: Self and the World, a collection of essays on craft by the faculty of the Warren Wilson MFA program.

Passwords: Eamon Grennan on Geoffrey Chaucer

Eamon Grennan shares his insights on Geoffrey Chaucer, literary giant of medieval England and author of the epic masterpiece The Canterbury Tales.

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