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December 2018

Bettissima: Treasures from the Elizabeth Kray Archive

Dec 11, 2018 - Jun 1, 2019
Cheney Chappell Exhibition Space, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Over 100 of Poets House co-founder Elizabeth Kray’s letters to & from acclaimed poets, including Elizabeth Bishop, E. E. Cummings, June Jordan, Denise Levertov, Clarence Major, Adrienne Rich & more.

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May 2019

Passwords: Infinite Plentitude & AfroSurrealism with Devin Cain, Alexandria Eregbu & Krista Franklin

May 23, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Infinite Plentitude, a performative presentation by the artistic collective du monde noir, explores historical and contemporary AfroSurrealism.

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Craft Talk: Black Feminism 4eva with Simone White

May 28, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Poet and scholar Simone White gives a craft talk on her current project: a long poem that explores the cost of anti-patriarchal life for black women today.

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Literary Partners Program: Adelaide Books

May 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Four of Adelaide Books’ authors will read from their latest books in English, Hebrew, German, and Russian.

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June 2019

Epic Voices: The Caribbean (Un)Epic with M. NourbeSe Philip

Jun 1, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Poet M. NourbeSe Philip discusses her book Zong! and her manuscript Island Liturgies in the context of the (un)epic, “the Caribbean’s most natural form.”

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Zong! by M. NourbeSe Philip: A Collective Reading with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Sean D. Henry-Smith, Erica Hunt, and Rosamond S. King

Jun 1, 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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Rosamond S. King, LaTasha N. Diggs, Sean Henry-Smith, and Erica Hunt take part in a reading/performance of M. NourbeSe Philip’s book-length poem Zong!

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Master Class with Robert Pinsky: Leading with Music

Jun 8, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Stanley Kunitz Conference Room, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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A master class with Robert Pinsky on the ways musical elements like melodies, harmonies, and rhythms can influence poetry. Application deadline: June 3rd.

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24th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Jun 10, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Check-in at Brooklyn Bridge, 1 Centre St., 1 Centre St
New York, NY 10007 United States
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$275 – $12000

Join us for our annual poetic journey across the Brooklyn Bridge, with poets Robert Pinsky, Rosamond S. King, Gregory Pardlo, Jenny Xie, and Anne Waldman.

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To Fire & Surprise: Making New Poems with R. A. Villanueva

Jun 11, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stanley Kunitz Conference Room, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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A workshop with R. A. Villanueva in which students will use generative writing to “explore the infinite possibilities of our own obsessions, interests, and memories.”

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Poems as Prayers: Writing Toward a Just World with Caits Meissner

Jun 12, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stanley Kunitz Conference Room, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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A workshop with Caits Meissner in which students will harness “ritual, spellmaking, disruption, and interactive poem-experiments” to write a collective future.

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