Poetics Consciousness: Frames, Identities, Necessities with Charles Bernstein and Douglas Messerli

What are the possibilities or impossibilities for poetics at the present moment? Charles Bernstein and Douglas Messerli discuss the national, international, and imagined contexts within which poets write, and the most urgent issues facing poetry and poetry publishing.

The Poetics of Art

Poet and art critic John Yau leads this walking tour of galleries that show artists’ books, collaborations between artists and writers, and art that includes language. The tour will end with coffee and discussion.

Poets Coffeehouse Series with Murat Nemet-Nejat, D. Nurkse and Wanda Phipps

The Poets Coffeehouse Series, now in its third year, is organized for Brooklyn Public Library by Robert Hershon>. This year's series is co-sponsored by Poets House. All readings take place at the Central Library, Grand Army Plaza.

For Women Poets: Finding Room of Your Own in the Publishing Market with Amy Holman

Amy Holman evaluates the current publishing market for women writers and suggests magazines to which participants should consider submitting their work. Please bring one unpublished poem.

Poets Coffeehouse Series with Gary Lenhart, Tony Towle and Anselm Berrigan

The Poets Coffeehouse Series, now in its third year, is organized for Brooklyn Public Library by Robert Hershon>. This year's series is co-sponsored by Poets House. All readings take place at the Central Library, Grand Army Plaza.

Anthologizing the 20th Century with Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Ray Gonzalez, Geoffrey O'Brien and Eliot Weinberger

Major anthologists gather to discuss the groundbreaking anthologies of the 20th century and to examine the editorial process. What trends in critical thinking have shaped the great anthologies of our times? What part have other cultural forces played? How do anthologies either reinforce or challenge the canon?

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