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November 2018

The Little Magazine

Nov 15, 2018 - Nov 21, 2018

Curated by Sophie Seita, this exhibition examines the contributions small press magazines have made to the development of poets and to national and international cultural & political movements.

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Literary Partners Program: Omnidawn Publishing Celebration and Reading

Nov 16, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States

A celebratory reading and reception featuring Omnidawn authors.

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Master Class with Marilyn Chin

Nov 17, 2018 | 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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Marilyn Chin

Marilyn Chin

A master class with Marilyn Chin, author of five poetry books and instructor of writing at universities around the world. Application deadline: November 6th.

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Passwords: Robert Lax with John Beer, Michael N. McGregor & Stacey Tran

Nov 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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A panel on late minimalist poet Robert Lax on the evening of his birthday and on the occasion of the reissue of his 33 Poems.

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December 2018

Epic Voices: The Contemporary Long Poem and Cultural Memory with Michael Leong

Dec 1, 2018 | 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Michael Leong

Michael Leong

Michael Leong examines how writers of contemporary long poems—such as Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, M. NourbeSe Philip, & Robin Coste Lewis—draw on documentation to make claims on our cultural memories.

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Passwords: Dick Higgins with Steve Clay, Joshua Beckman, Steve McCaffery & Tracie Morris

Dec 4, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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A panel on Fluxus founder, conceptual artist, and publisher of avant-garde writing Dick Higgins. The event celebrates the release of Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins.

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Literary Partners Program: The Rational Creature, Vol. 4 Launch Party and Reading

Dec 5, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States

Join The Rational Creature to celebrate the launch of our fourth volume, The Generations Issue, exploring the evolution of feminism and the femme experience through art and writing.

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Epic Voices: The Polish Epic with Jacek Dehnel & Bill Johnston

Dec 6, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Jacek Dehnel and Bill Johnston

Jacek Dehnel and Bill Johnston

Polish writer and translator Jacek Dehnel joins American translator Bill Johnston to discuss the epic in Polish literature, from the 19th century to contemporary works.

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A Tribute to John Yau

Dec 8, 2018 | 6:30 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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John Yau, photo by Eve Aschheim

John Yau (c) Eve Aschheim

This event honors venerable poet, fiction writer, and art critic John Yau. Hosted by Vincent Katz, with readings by acclaimed poets and artists, as well as Yau himself.

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Bettissima: Treasures from the Elizabeth Kray Archive

Dec 11, 2018 - Apr 15, 2019
Cheney Chappell Exhibition Space, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Elizabeth "Betty" Kray

An exhibition celebrating Poets House co-founder Elizabeth Kray, a visionary arts administrator and ardent advocate for poetry and American poets. On display are over 100 of Kray’s letters to and from acclaimed poets including Elizabeth Bishop, E. E. Cummings, Michael Harper, June Jordan, Denise Levertov, Clarence Major, George Oppen, Adrienne Rich, and more.

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