Poet, musician & educator Taiyo Na explores June Jordan’s legacy, touching on basketball, activist songwriting & teaching as “an act of creating sanctuary.”
Take Five: Barbara Henning on Memory, Doubts, Speculation & Inspiration
Poets House six-week workshop instructor Barbara Henning talks about the process of writing poems of commemoration, among other topics.
Book Report: Poetry Picks for Women’s History Month
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Poets House staff pick their favorite poetry books that take on gender, history, and power.
Poets House’s Chapbook Digitization Project Continues with Golden Sardine by Bob Kaufman
Poets House launches Bob Kaufman’s 1967 Golden Sardine as the next installment of the digital showcase Chapbooks of the Mimeo Revolution.
Six Essential Black-Run Poetry Publishers
For Black History Month, we explore the stories of six indispensable American poetry publishers founded and run by black poets, writers, and editors.
Poets House 2019 Emerging Poets Fellowship
Announcing the ten recipients of this year’s Emerging Poets Fellowship at Poets House.
Honoring Kathleen Fraser (1935 – 2019)
Poets House pays tribute to the poet Kathleen Fraser, whose first book, Change of Address, launched our new chapbook digitization project. She passed away this month.…
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.…