New on the Poets House website: Diane di Prima’s 1973 chapbook, the first part of her acclaimed epic, plus a recording of the poet reading this work.
Writing and Teaching in a Time of Crisis with Kay Ulanday Barrett
Kay Ulanday Barrett describes June Jordan’s legacy and their mission as “a transgender brown poet and educator to imagine beyond hazardous constraints of binaries.”
Poets House’s Chapbook Digitization Project Continues with The Gorky Poems by Jerome Rothenberg
New on the Poets House website: Jerome Rothenberg’s 1966 book, plus recent video footage of the poet and his publisher, Margaret Randall of El Corno Emplumado.…
Remembering Betty Kray, Champion of Poets
Poets House Board President Emerita Margo Viscusi remembers Betty Kray, co-founder of Poets House and a behind-the-scenes powerhouse in American poetry.
The Poetry of Saving Lives: Anthologies About Sickness & Healing
Scholar Sarah Stewart shares insights from her research on poetry and illness, with highlights from the Poets House collection.
Book Report: Scottish Contemporary Poetry
Sarah Stewart, a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh, discusses her favorite poetry books by authors from her native country.
Field Work: Aligning Poetry and Science in Salt Lake City
Katharine Coles discusses her work as Salt Lake City Poet-in-Residence for Poets House’s Field Work project, exploring poetry & science via programs at museums & public libraries.
Audio Roundup: Epic Voices & Tributes to Influential Poets
Listen to Bernadette Mayer, Dorianne Laux, Kwame Dawes, and Matt Madden on the long poem, and hear about the legacies of June Jordan, Walt Whitman, and Gerrit Lansing.
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.
Bettissima: An Exhibition of the Life and Letters of Elizabeth Kray
A look at the institutions built and friendships forged by Elizabeth Kray, who shaped the landscape of American poetry from the mid–20th century to the present day.
Bettissima: Treasures from the Elizabeth Kray Archive
Over 100 of Poets House co-founder Elizabeth Kray’s letters to & from acclaimed poets, including Elizabeth Bishop, E. E. Cummings, June Jordan, Denise Levertov, Clarence Major, Adrienne Rich & more.…