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Hard Hat Reading Series

In August 2021, Poets House at 10 River Terrace suffered a major flood.

While we rebuild, we invite you to check out the ongoing Hard Hat Reading Series, featuring poets reading from the Poets House collection.

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Interim Director Cornelius Eady—poet, musician, and educator—performs Lucille Clifton’s “blessing the boats” and his own poem “The Ghost, The Mountain” from his book Hardheaded Weather.


Hard Hat reading with Monica Youn

Kick off the Hard Hat Reading series with Monica Youn—poet, educator, and Poets House Board Member—as she reads from A Woman’s Mourning Song by bell hooks and her own recent book Blackacre.


Meet Interim Director Cornelius Eady—poet, musician, and co-founder of Cave Canem—for a virtual hard hat tour around the Poets House space. This tour marks the launch of our Under Construction blog.