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Hard Hat Reading: Bob Holman

Watch Bob Holman—poet, filmmaker, and founder of the Bowery Poetry Club—as he reads June Jordan’s “Financial Planning” and his own poem “We Are the Dinosaur” from his book The Collect Call of the Wild.

This event is part of the ongoing Hard Hat Reading Series, featuring poetry readings by members of the Poets House community.

Hard Hat Reading: Tracy K. Smith

Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith presents Jericho Brown’s “After Avery R. Young” and her own “Found Poem” from her most recent book Such Color.

This event is part of the ongoing Hard Hat Reading Series, featuring poetry readings by members of the Poets House community.

Hard Hat Reading: Cornelius Eady

For his Hard Hat Reading, 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.

This event is part of the ongoing Hard Hat Reading Series, featuring poetry readings by members of the Poets House community.

 

Hard Hat Reading: 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.

Content note: talk of suicide.

This event is part of the ongoing Hard Hat Reading Series, featuring poetry readings by members of the Poets House community.

Hard Hat Tour with Cornelius Eady

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

Lessons from June Jordan – Introduction: Lee Briccetti – Part 2 of 8

Writing & Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from June Jordan, with an introduction by Jan Heller Levi, was held Feb. 24, 2018, at Poets House in New York City.

Poets Joshua Bennett, Suzanne Gardinier, Donna Masini, and Aja Monet talked about their own experiences with writing and teaching in our current time of crisis, continuing June Jordan’s legacy of speaking truth to power. During her life, poet and essayist June Jordan (1936–2002) energetically responded to the crises of the disenfranchised with activism, writing, and teaching. Video directed by Eric Felipe-Barkin.

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Lessons from June Jordan – Aja Monet – Part 7 of 8

Writing & Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from June Jordan, with an introduction by Jan Heller Levi, was held Feb. 24, 2018, at Poets House in New York City.

Poets Joshua Bennett, Suzanne Gardinier, Donna Masini, and Aja Monet talked about their own experiences with writing and teaching in our current time of crisis, continuing June Jordan’s legacy of speaking truth to power. During her life, poet and essayist June Jordan (1936–2002) energetically responded to the crises of the disenfranchised with activism, writing, and teaching. Video directed by Eric Felipe-Barkin.

View all videos from this event as a single playlist on YouTube

Lessons from June Jordan – Joshua Bennett – Part 4 of 8

Writing & Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from June Jordan, with an introduction by Jan Heller Levi, was held Feb. 24, 2018, at Poets House in New York City.

Poets Joshua Bennett, Suzanne Gardinier, Donna Masini, and Aja Monet talked about their own experiences with writing and teaching in our current time of crisis, continuing June Jordan’s legacy of speaking truth to power. During her life, poet and essayist June Jordan (1936–2002) energetically responded to the crises of the disenfranchised with activism, writing, and teaching. Video directed by Eric Felipe-Barkin.

View all videos from this event as a single playlist on YouTube

Lessons from June Jordan – Suzanne Gardinier – Part 5 of 8

Writing & Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from June Jordan, with an introduction by Jan Heller Levi, was held Feb. 24, 2018, at Poets House in New York City.

Poets Joshua Bennett, Suzanne Gardinier, Donna Masini, and Aja Monet talked about their own experiences with writing and teaching in our current time of crisis, continuing June Jordan’s legacy of speaking truth to power. During her life, poet and essayist June Jordan (1936–2002) energetically responded to the crises of the disenfranchised with activism, writing, and teaching. Video directed by Eric Felipe-Barkin.

View all videos from this event as a single playlist on YouTube

Lessons from June Jordan – Donna Masini – Part 6 of 8

Writing & Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from June Jordan, with an introduction by Jan Heller Levi, was held Feb. 24, 2018, at Poets House in New York City.

Poets Joshua Bennett, Suzanne Gardinier, Donna Masini, and Aja Monet talked about their own experiences with writing and teaching in our current time of crisis, continuing June Jordan’s legacy of speaking truth to power. During her life, poet and essayist June Jordan (1936–2002) energetically responded to the crises of the disenfranchised with activism, writing, and teaching. Video directed by Eric Felipe-Barkin.

View all videos from this event as a single playlist on YouTube