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November 28, 2007

Langston Hughes
November 28, 2007

What are Langston's lessons? An examination of the work of Langston Hughes will help you learn more about America. It will help you explore the tough tapestry of race.

November 21, 2007

November 21, 2007

November 20, 2007

November 20, 2007

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

November 17, 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

November 13, 2007

A multidisciplinary New York School soiree, featuring readings and performances by Kim Gordon, Wayne Koestenbaum, Bernadette Mayer, Eileen

November 13, 2007

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

Federico García Lorca
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

Emily Dickinson
November 05, 2007

The greatest iconoclasts don't set out to. Take Emily Dickinson. She just couldn't do some things as others did them.

November 04, 2007

Sylvia Plath
November 04, 2007

Talking about Sylvia Plath is like talking over loud-volume rock music in a bar.

November 01, 2007

E. E. Cummings
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.

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