Read Michael S. Harper’s remarks on the work of Robert Hayden, the first Black U.S. Poet Laureate (then called Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress)
From the Archives: Michael S. Harper on Robert Hayden—Student of Paradox, Decoder of Stereotypes
from South Dakota to the Art of Ed Colker: An Interview with Kathleen Norris
Poet Kathleen Norris describes her collaborations with artist Ed Colker, including from South Dakota, a collection featuring his prints and her poems.
“I am out of place they say” – Now digitized: from South Dakota by Kathleen Norris & Ed Colker
A portfolio of letterpress-printed poems by Kathleen Norris and hand-colored lithographs by Ed Colker make an arresting journey through the plains.
Audio Roundup: Poetry & Science, Favorite Poems, Supernatural Poetry & More
Listen to Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Forrest Gander, Bryan Thao Worra, Linda Addison, Liz Howard, Robert Pinsky, Daniel Halpern, Robert Hass & more!
Building Blocks for Global Citizens of Tomorrow: Mahogany L. Browne on Her Woke Baby Book Fair
Browne talks with Rico Frederick about her book fair project to “build the libraries of the next community activists, political leaders, and educators.”
“You Shoot at Yourself, America”—Newly Digitized: Yevtushenko’s Flowers and Bullets & Freedom to Kill
Released by City Lights in 1970, this chapbook by Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko reflects on the tumultuous unrest of Vietnam War–era America.
The Practice of Poetry: Writing Poems of Place with KC Trommer
Poet KC Trommer offers a writing prompt for creating poems that interrogate “the worlds we know, think we know, and those we remember. “
Thoughts on Bookmaking by Claire Van Vliet of The Janus Press
Claire Van Vliet, MacArthur Award–winning book artist and publisher of works by James Schuyler, Kwame Dawes & others, describes her creative process.
A Walking Tour of the Poets House Library
An introduction to the many types of poetic material in the Poets House library, including chapbooks, anthologies, special collections, and more.
From the Archives: Stanley Kunitz on Poetry in a Time of Crisis
The late Poets House co-founder and U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz argued that poets are “stronger than tyrants” even as the “American myth belongs to politics and power.”
Participating Witness: The Poetics Of Granary Books
In the time-honored spirit of independent publishing Granary Books has a long tradition of bringing together writers, artists, and bookmakers.