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What Returns by Cameron Awkward-Rich

A poem by Cameron Awkward-Rich, author of Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016), part of the Poets House 24th Annual Showcase.

The Portent of Silence by Jay Deshpande

A poem by Jay Deshpande, author of Love the Stranger (YesYes Books, 2015), 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: 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)

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

2011: Kewulay Kamara

Kewulay Kamara discusses African oral and written traditions, and his documentary about his attempt to recreate an ancient oral epic after the only written copy was destroyed in the Sierra Leone Civil War, as part of his presentation The Travelling Word: A West African Epic

Part of Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World