In 1949 Harvard undergraduate John Ashbery wrote to Kenneth Koch about the poetry of a fellow student, Frank O'Hara: "I think we have a major competitor." Shortly thereafter Ashbery sent Koch a man
Readings & Conversations Archive
November 20, 2007
November 17, 2007
Join us as we bid a fond farewell to 72 Spring Street, Poets House's home of nearly 20 years, with readings and impromptu toasts by over 20 poets and a host of festivities to commemorate our belove
November 13, 2007
A multidisciplinary New York School soiree, featuring readings and performances by Kim Gordon, Wayne Koestenbaum, Bernadette Mayer, Eileen
Maggie Nelson sheds light on the trailblazing lives and artistry of Barbara Guest, Bernadette Mayer, Joan Mitchell, Eileen Myles and Alice Notley.
November 06, 2007
In his talk on Federico García Lorca's life and work, Edward Hirsch will explore Lorca's artistic sources, including native Andalusian music and the metaphorical style characterist
November 05, 2007
November 04, 2007
November 01, 2007
E. E. Cummings accomplished the rarest of balancing acts: He managed to be both a deeply committed experimentalist and a very popular poet.
October 22, 2007
Octavio Paz, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1990, was arguably the most influential Mexican poet and essayist of the 20th century.
October 17, 2007
Readings by Martine Bellen, Cao Shuying, Charles Borkhuis, Caroline Crumpacker, Joseph Donahue, John Hig