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May 2020

Online Program: Poets House Presents: Yanyi

May 27, 2020 | 12:00 pm

Yanyi reads poems from his book The Year of Blue Water (Yale University Press, 2019) and new poems from his upcoming book. Streamed May 27 | Noon (EST).

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Online Program: Poets House Presents: Diane Glancy

May 29, 2020 | 12:00 pm

Diane Glancy reads from her new book, “Island of the Innocent: A Consideration of the Book of Job” (Turtle Point Press, 2020). May 29 | Noon (EST).

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June 2020

Online Program: Poets House Presents: Mark Doty

Jun 5, 2020 | 12:00 pm

Mark Doty reads from his new book What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman In My Life (W. W. Norton Company, 2020) from his home in the West Village, NY. June 5.

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CANCELLED: 25th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Jun 8, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Check-in at Brooklyn Bridge, 1 Centre St., 1 Centre St
New York, NY 10007 United States
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Join hundreds of renowned poets and poetry enthusiasts in Poets House’s 25th annual crossing of the Brooklyn Bridge! Readings, Dinner and Poetry!

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Online Program: Passwords: Whitman in My Life with Mark Doty

Jun 8, 2020 | 7:00 pm
NY United States

In celebration of “What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life,” poet Mark Doty explores the many ways in which Walt Whitman revolutionized American poetry.

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Writing With Animals with Alan Felsenthal: Summer Workshop

Jun 9, 2020 | 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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$325 Sold out

Animals can be seen as familiars, part-human creatures, gods, even value concepts. Turned into symbols and metaphors. Six Tuesdays, June 9–July 14.

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Thirst & Glitter: Queer Poetics with Jesse Rice-Evans

Jun 10, 2020 | 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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$325

This workshop will focus on contemporary queer and trans poetry, exploring work by poets working at the intersections of embodiment, desire, and language.

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Attending to Everyday Ecstasy with Betsy Fagin

Jun 11, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom NY United States
$325 5 tickets left

With guidance from Mary Oliver, we will use location to cultivate, listen, and explore our “place in the family of things.” Six Thursdays, June 11–July 16

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POSTPONED: 28th Annual Poets House Showcase

Jun 25, 2020 | 11:00 am

The Showcase is a free exhibit featuring over 3,000 books of poetry published by more than 700 presses over the previous 18 months.

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Online Program: Poetry & Science: Butterfly Migrations with Rick Cech & Yanyi

Jun 25, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Twitter NY United States

Rick Cech—coauthor of “Butterflies of the East Coast” engages with Former Poets House Emerging Poets Fellow Yanyi in a conversation about observing nature.

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