Eleanor Ross Taylor’s strong, clear voice speaks of family and community—and an underlying disquiet. Her poems draw on Scotch Presbyterian roots that were transplanted to the Puritan South. Respected teacher and poet Jean Valentine and The New Yorker poetry editor Alice Quinn team up to discuss her work.
Please join us in a tribute to our co-founder and one of the creators of literary walks around New York City. Poets House will host its first "poetry walk" with readings on the bridge and at the Fulton Ferry Landing with Galway Kinnell, Cornelius Eady, Donna Masini and Patricia Smith. The evening will conclude with a buffet supper at The Barge.
Showcase On View in Chicago June 23-27, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Poets House brings the 1994 Poetry Publication Showcase—nearly 1,200 poetry books—to the American Library Association’s national convention so that 15,000 librarians from around the country can sample the range of American poetry production.
Poetry in The Branches and our work with the American Library Association are funded by a major grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund
Leading poetry critic Helen Vendler will give a multimedia presentation on the visual arts that inspired the poetry of Irish-born, 1923 Nobel-winner William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). The evening will include a discussion of his poetry and its relationship to the artwork.
Passwords programs are made possible, in part, by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
An exploration of the connections and influences shared between these two art forms will feature readings by Tracie Morris, NYC's Queen of Hip Hop (and 1993 Slam Champ at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe), Greg Tate and Djinji Brown. Commentary and discussion will be led by literary and cultural critic Houston A. Baker, Jr.