Since she began publishing her tight lyrics of Chicago’s great South Side in the 1940s, Gwendolyn Brooks has been one of the most influential American poets of the twentieth century.
Readings & Conversations Archive
February 27, 2007
February 11, 2007
Four poets share work that resonates with the renowned Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) in the exquisite museum and rock garden dedicated to his art.
February 08, 2007
Matsuo Bashō, wandering the back-country fields, mountains, and cities of 17th-century Japan and of his own life, distilled the immensities of human experience into single images of striking depth
February 06, 2007
The former US Poet Laureate explores the shared territory of two major 20th century poets, Robert Frost and William Carlos Williams, whose distinct voices are unified by a common interest in the Am
February 01, 2007
Friends and fellow writers join the beloved bard Galway Kinnell in a reading that honors his profound impact on generations of poets.
December 08, 2006
From December 8th-11th, at least 15% of proceeds from all books purchased at Barnes & Noble at Astor Place will be donated to Poets House.
December 02, 2006
Publication party for Poetry in The Branches: Adult Writing Workshop with Corie Feiner
November 30, 2006
Frank O'Hara worked at The Museum of Modern Art on and off for fifteen years—first selling postcards, then curating exhibitions and writing catalogue copy, all the while composing poems during his
November 29, 2006
November 28, 2006
Bill Berkson explores the life and work of O'Hara through the lens of the pivotal year of 1956, when he was preparing the manuscript of his first major collection, Meditations