An Introduction to Poets House
Bridge Mother by Terese Svoboda
A poem by Terese Svoboda, author of When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley (Anhinga Press, 2015), part of the Poets House 24th Annual Showcase.
One Country by Rickey Laurentiis
A poem by Rickey Laurentiis, winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry prize, selected by Terrance Hayes for his debut collection Boy with Thorn (Pitt Poetry Series, 2015), part of the Poets House 24th Annual Showcase.
A poem by Simone White
A poem by Simone White, author of Of Being Dispersed (Futurepoem Books, 2016), part of the Poets House 24th Annual Showcase.
2016 Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading
2016 Emerging Poets Fellows Emily Brandt, Chialun Chang, Alex Cuff, Rico Frederick, zakia henderson-brown, Anne Lai, Cynthia Manick, José Olivarez, Noel Quiñones, and Nicole Shantè White read work generated during their Fellowship period. Introduced by 2016 workshop leader Adam Fitzgerald. Video by Yarminiah Rosa.
2015: Aziza Barnes reads “Why Can’t Black People Just Write About Flowers?”
2015: Cornelius Eady reads “Emmett Till’s Glass-Top Casket”
Poet Cornelius Eady reads his poem “Emmett Till’s Glass-Top Casket” as part of the PBS NewsHour segment on Poets House, December 15, 2015.
2015: Poets House on The PBS NewsHour
PBS NewsHour special correspondent Francesca Maxime reports on actor Bill Murray‘s love of poetry – and Poets House (Broadcast December 15, 2015)
2015: Bill Murray reads “What the Mirror Said” by Lucille Clifton
Actor Bill Murray reads Lucille Clifton’s poem “What the Mirror Said” at the 20th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge, June 8, 2015. (Part of the PBS NewsHour segment on Poets House, broadcast December 15, 2015)
2014: Charles Waters at Poets House
The Tribeca Trib‘s video report on children’s poet Charles Waters’ visit to Poets House.
2011: Reza Aslan
An excerpt from internationally-acclaimed writer Reza Aslan‘s presentation From Tablet to Pen: The Literary History of Islam
Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World