Other Impulses: Poets Writing Across Genres

Always be a poet, even in prose.– Charles Baudelaire

For the Fall 2014 season, Poets House invites you to explore poetry’s complex relationship with fiction, memoir, essay, theater, science and more through talks, seminars, and workshops presented by leading cross-genre writers. From page to paint to stage, trace a poet’s ability to infuse, implore, recall, and awaken new possibilities in language across the arts and beyond.

Tuesday, September 23, 7:00pm
Mutants & Hybrids: Mixing Genres with Eleni Sikelianos
Listen to the program here!

Wednesday, October 15, 7:00pm
“A Sexy New Animal”: The DNA of the Prose Poem with Natasha Sajé
Listen to Part One of the program here!
Listen to Part Two of the program here!

Tuesday, October 21, 7:00pm
Architecture & Archives: The Library as Source Material with Valeria Luiselli
Listen to Valeria Luiselli's presentation here!

Thursday, November 6, 7:00pm
To Be Fair: Stephen Burt on Poetry & Criticism
Listen to the program here!

Saturday, November 8, 3:00pm: Discussion; 4:30pm: Reading
The Leopard with J.D. McClatchy

Hands On/Hands Off: A Seminar on Artistic Collaboration with Bill Berkson

Thursday, November 20, 7:00pm
“The Proper Stuff of Fiction”: The Poet’s Novel with Laynie Browne
Listen to the program here!

Saturday, November 22, 3:00-5:00pm
Teacups Filled with Snow: Writing Poetry for Children & Young Adults with Matthea Harvey & Marilyn Nelson
Listen to the program here!

Saturday, December 6, 3:00-5:00pm
Dispatches: Poetry & Reportage with Eliza Griswold
Listen to the program here!

Saturday, December 13, 3:00-5:00pm
Exquisitely Personal: Poetry & Memoir with Nick Flynn, Sarah Manguso & Meghan O’Rourke

Saturday, January 10, 3:00-5:00pm
Creating the Future: Art & Climate Change with Alison Hawthorne Deming

Saturday, February 7, 3:00-5:00pm
Transgenres with Vijay Seshadri