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.
Poetry Broadsides from Ugly Duckling Presse & Small Fires Press: An Online Exhibition
Poems by Lucille Clifton, Naomi Shihab Nye, Claudia Rankine, William Shakespeare, and more—printed for Poets House special occasions. Enjoy!
Virtual Tiny Poets Time: Sing-alongs & Poetry Readings for Kids
Charles Waters brings big fun to small people in this new series of very short poetry videos that teach and inspire.
Ten-Minute Poems by a Professional Actress & Teacher for Refugees in Berlin
Read poetry written in Berlin’s “almost-lockdown,” inspired by 10*10*10, our ten-day video series featuring prompts for writing poems in ten minutes.