An Introduction to Poets House
Hard Hat Reading: Rigoberto González
Award-winning poet Rigoberto González reads from Alive at the End of the World by Saeed Jones, and his own new book, To the Boy Who Was Night.
Rigoberto is one of seven featured poets at the 25th Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge, coming up next Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Click here to learn more!
Hard Hat Reading: Ed Steck
Ed Steck—poet and bookstore operator—discusses time travel, 35 by Tom Clark, and his own forthcoming book, A Place Beyond Shame.
Hard Hat Reading: Valerie Hsiung
Writer Valerie Hsiung reads from her own book, To love an artist, plus work from I name him me, by the late Chinese Muslim poet Ma Yan.
Hard Hat Reading: Edwin Torres
Poet and June workshop leader Edwin Torres reads from Endi Bogue Hartigan’s Oh Orchid O’clock and work from his own most recent collection XoeteoX.
Hard Hat Reading: Denizé Lauture
Haitian American poet, translator, and author Denizé Lauture reads his translation of Jean-Fernand Brierre’s “Harlem,” and a poem from his own book A Kiss to the Land.
Hard Hat Reading: Cynthia Cruz
Cynthia Cruz—poet and May workshop leader—reads “Play in Which Darkness Falls,” and “Born There” by Frank Stanford, plus work from her forthcoming collection, Back to the Woods, including a poem inspired by Stanford.
Hard Hat Reading: Cindy Tran
Poet and May workshop leader Cindy Tran reads Matthew Olzmann’s “My Invisible Horse and the Speed of Human Decency” and her own poem, “How to Have a Miscarriage All Over the City.”
Hard Hat Reading: Brenda Coultas
Brenda Coultas—poet and May workshop leader—reads “Polishing My Animal Mirror” by Eleni Sikelianos, and her own poem “Hard Clock Hour” from The Writing of an Hour.
Hard Hat Reading: Cecilia Caballero
Poet and teaching artist Cecilia Caballero reads Audre Lorde’s “A Litany for Survival,” and her own poem/response “Dear Fear.”
Hard Hat Reading: Jenny Sadre-Orafai
Essayist, poet, and professor Jenny Sadre-Orafai reads from Kiki Petrosino’s Witch Wife, and her own new book Dear Outsiders.