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May 2019

Literary Partners Program: Mom Egg Review Launch Party & Reading

May 18, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Mom Egg Review, featuring literary writing on motherhood, celebrates its 17th annual issue. A reception will follow a reading by contributors.

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Passwords: Diane di Prima—A Discussion with Ammiel Alcalay, Iris Cushing & Mary Catherine Kinniburgh Has Audio Source

May 14, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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A program honoring Diane di Prima on the occasion of some new releases and the launch of a digitized copy of her 1973 chapbook Loba, Part I on Poets House’s website.

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PEN America World Voices Festival: Babyn Yar: Through the Voices of the Fallen

May 11, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Ukrainian poet Marianna Kiyanovska reads from and discusses her unique and controversial book The Voices of Babyn Yar, accompanied by poet and translator Polina Barskova.

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Passwords: Arcana: A Stephen Jonas Reader with Derek Fenner, Randall Horton & Pamela Sneed Has Audio Source

May 11, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Derek Fenner, co-editor of Arcana: A Stephen Jonas Reader, joins poets Pamela Sneed and Randall Horton to explore Jonas’ work.

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Literary Partners Program: Marsh Hawk Press Spring 2019 Book Launch

May 10, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States

Marsh Hawk Press’s 2019 Book Launch, featuring Mary Mackey, Susan Terris, Sandy McIntosh, and 2018 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize Winner Lynne Thompson.

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Epic Voices: Karen Finley on William Carlos Williams’ Paterson

May 9, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Legendary downtown performance artist Karen Finley looks at William Carlos Williams’ Paterson as a political poem and in relation to her new work in poetry.

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PEN America World Voices Festival: Oppression Rewritten

May 7, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Award-winning Jamaican author Kwame Dawes and renowned Belarusian poet Valzhyna Mort discuss the ways in which the echoes of oppression influence their writing.

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Craft Talk: The Revolution Is Emotional: Recovering Art & Community with Yanyi Has Audio Source

May 4, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Former Emerging Poets Fellow Yanyi returns to Poets House to give a talk on his book, The Year of Blue Water, chosen for the 2018 Yale Younger Poets Prize.

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Literary Partners Program: Spring into Poetry: Writing the World with Poet’s Eyes

May 4, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stanley Kunitz Conference Room, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Join poets Georgia Heard and Rebecca Kai Dotlich for a two-day workshop on writing children’s poetry, incorporating craft talks, writing prompts & close readings.

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Literary Partners Program: Launch Party for Enabled: The Memoir of Ceci and Lucy Sturman

May 2, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Margo Viscusi Reading Room, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Celebrate with sisters Ceci and Lucy Sturman as they read from their new collaborative prose-and-poetry memoir, Enabled.

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