Enjoy highlights from our 10-minute reading series, featuring poets and writers, from U. S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo to emerging voices.
Bernadette Mayer’s Memory & A Chorus of 31 Voices
Bernadette Mayer’s Memory, a 1971 month-long multidisciplinary project, returns as a book and readings by 31 poets, including Mayer herself
Resources & Opportunities for BIPOC Poets
From COVID-19 relief funds and print activism to internships and writing workshops for BIPOC poets and writers.
Now Digitized: Amiri Baraka’s First Poetry Collection—Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note . . . .
This 1961 chapbook by Amiri Baraka (then LeRoi Jones) is available to read on the Poets House website! Plus related commentary, interviews, and videos.
“This Book is a True Story”—Now digitized: Riding the One-Eyed Ford by Diane Burns
The only poetry book published by Diane Burns during her lifetime is now available in digitized form after being long out of print. Plus related events!
Bob Holman on endangered languages, activism, nature poetry & more
In this recorded online program, poet and filmmaker Bob Holman shares a documentary short, reads poetry, and sings a little John Prine.
Diane Glancy on the book of Job, Amy Hale & Timothy Liu on occultist Ithell Colquhoun & other online conversations
Watch Diane Glancy draw connections between the book of Job and Native American history, Timothy Lieu wield Tarot cards, and more.
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.”
Online Program: I am deliberate/ and afraid/ of nothing: Poetry, Protest & Climate Change Activism With Ed Roberson, Joan Kane & Brian Teare
Join poets Ed Roberson, Joan Kane, and Brian Teare for a reading and conversation about life and justice in the Anthropocene—the human epoch. May 21 | 7pm.