A rundown of poetry books inspired by the great civil rights leader, all of which can be found at the Poets House library.
Poetry of the City with Federico García Lorca
A look at Federico García Lorca’s poem “City That Does Not Sleep” and its “bleak critique of modernity and capitalism.”
Chapbook Digitization Project Launches with Kathleen Fraser’s Change of Address
Poets House debuts Chapbooks of the Mimeo Revolution, a digital showcase of small-press gems, including Kathleen Fraser’s first collection.
Poetry of the City with C. P. Cavafy
An examination of a poem by C. P. Cavafy in which “the city triggers memory, keeps receipts, and preserves the details of personal tragedy and transgression.”
Writing and Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from June Jordan with Suzanne Gardinier
Suzanne Gardinier discusses how June Jordan’s radical teaching and writing resisted divisions, formed alliances, and spoke to urgent political realities of the time.
Poetry of the City with Walt Whitman
Rigoberto González explores the poem “Mannahatta,” Whitman’s ode to “a skyline made of iron and cement.”
Book Report: Literary New Year’s Resolutions
The Poets House staff share their personal goals and plans for reading, writing, and literary doings in 2019.
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 and from acclaimed poets, including Elizabeth Bishop, E. E. Cummings, June Jordan, Denise Levertov, Clarence Major, Adrienne Rich, and more.…