Other Impulses: Poets Writing Across Genres

Always be a poet, even in prose.– Charles Baudelaire For the Fall 2014 - Spring 2005 seasons, 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, 2014, 7:00pm Mutants & Hybrids: Mixing Genres with Eleni Sikelianos Listen to the program here! Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 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, 2014, 7:00pm Architecture & Archives: The Library as Source Material with Valeria Luiselli Listen to Valeria Luiselli's presentation here! Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:00pm To Be Fair: Stephen Burt on Poetry & Criticism Listen to the program here! Saturday, November 8, 2014, 3:00pm: Discussion; 4:30pm: Reading The Leopard with J.D. McClatchy Thursday, November 20, 2014, 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, 2014, 3:00-5:00pm Dispatches: Poetry & Reportage with Eliza Griswold Listen to the program here! Saturday, December 13, 2014, 3:00-5:00pm Exquisitely Personal: Poetry & Memoir with Nick Flynn, Sarah Manguso & Meghan O’Rourke Listen to the program here! Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3:00-5:00pm Creating the Future: Art & Climate Change with Alison Hawthorne Deming Listen to the program here! Saturday, February 7, 2015, 3:00-5:00pm Transgenres with Vijay Seshadri This program has been cancelled due to a death in Mr Seshadri's family, and will be rescheduled Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3:00-5:00pm A Broad Margin to My Life: Maxine Hong Kingston Saturday, April 23, 2015, 3:00-5:00pm (Rescheduled from November 15, 2014) Hands On/Hands Off: A Seminar on Artistic Collaboration with Bill Berkson Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:00pm Lines into Sentences: Prose Poetry & Fiction with Renee Gladman, Ben Lerner, & Eileen Myles Thursday, June 4, 7:00pm Alternate Worlds? Poetry & Popular Fiction with Laura Kasischke