2010: A Mirror for the Twentieth Century: An Evening with Adonis (Full Audio)

Born in Syria in 1930, Adonis is one of the most revered and influential poets of the Arabic-speaking world. In honor of his 80th birthday, Adonis reads from and discusses the newly published translation into English by (Khaled Mattawa) of his Selected Poems. Adonis is joined by poets and translators Marilyn Hacker, Pierre Joris and Lawrence Joseph.
(Full Audio, approx. 1 hr)

Tenth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase

On View April 6 - May 4
Open during regular library hours through the end of April, the Showcase exhibit offers a once-a-year opportunity to browse through the nation’s most comprehensive gathering of new poetry books.

Tenth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase

The kick-off event of the Poets House Showcase features the unveiling of over 1,000 poetry books published by commercial, university and independent presses during the year 2001.

Tenth Annual Poetry Publication Showcase Opening Reception

The kick-off event of the Poets House Showcase features the unveiling of over 1,000 poetry books published by commercial, university and independent presses during the year 2001.

The Seventh Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Join us for our annual tribute to the art we celebrate and the city we love. Poets Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, Willie Perdomo and Galway Kinnell will read their poems and invoke the words and spirits of Crane, Whitman, and Moore. The walk features poetry readings on the bridge and Fulton Ferry Landing, the presentation of the biennial Elizabeth Kray Award, and it concludes with a convivial dinner that engages Manhattan as a spectacular backdrop.

The People's Poetry Gathering 2001

From US Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz’s opening night reading, to rock balladeer Patti Smith’s closing concert, the Gathering explores poetry’s roots in oral traditions. With over 100 events at venues throughout lower Manhattan, the Gathering brings together poets from across the aesthetic spectrum, as well as over 40 other presenting organizations. The following events will take place at Poets House. All are $5, free to Poets House members and those with PPG passes, unless otherwise noted.

In A Time of Crisis: A Reading of Poems hosted by Alice Quinn at Cooper Union

With US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Michael Cunningham, Eve Ensler, Jorie Graham, Yusef Komunyakaa, Stanley Kunitz, Robert Pinsky, Sapphire, Vijay Seshadri, Susan Sontag and C.K. Williams

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