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October 2018

Epic Voices: Oceanic Percussion & Cubanology with Omar Pérez

Oct 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Cuban poet and musician Omar Pérez gives a talk and performance on “oceanic” epic form, taking up this trope via Afro-Cuban drumming.

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Epic Voices: Forrest Gander on C. D. Wright’s One with Others

Oct 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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C D Wright (Photo credit Forrest Gander)

Poet and translator Forrest Gander discusses C.D. Wright’s One with Others, a poetic documentation of the civil rights struggle in small town Arkansas.

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Epic Voices: Jos Charles on Geoffrey Chaucer

Oct 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Jos Charles

Jos Charles (c) Cybele Knowles

Jos Charles discusses Middle English poetics and Chaucer’s “House of Fame,” a three-book poem that allegorizes the creation of celebrity status.

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Epic Voices: James Merrill’s The Book of Ephraim with Langdon Hammer & Stephen Yenser

Oct 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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James Merrill (c) The New London Day

On the eve of Halloween, join Langdon Hammer, James Merrill’s biographer, and Stephen Yenser, Merrill’s literary executor, as they consider James Merrill’s The Book of Ephraim.

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November 2018

Iowa International Writing Program

Nov 3, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Tehila Hakimi, Aušra Kaziliūnaitė, Bejan Matur, Umar Timol, and Chandramohan Sathyanathan

Tehila Hakimi, Aušra Kaziliūnaitė, Bejan Matur, Umar Timol, and Chandramohan Sathyanathan

Poets House partners with the Iowa International Writing Program, which each year brings exceptional writers from around the world to the U.S.

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Passwords: Farnoosh Fathi on Joan Murray

Nov 8, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Joan Murray (c) Smith College

Poet Farnoosh Fathi speaks on the radical metaphysical poet Joan Murray and shares the process of producing Murray’s Drafts, Fragments, and Poems.

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A Portrait of the Self as Nation: A Craft Talk with Marilyn Chin

Nov 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Marilyn Chin

Marilyn Chin

A craft talk with Marilyn Chin, award-winning feminist poet and author of this year’s A Portrait of the Self as Nation: New and Selected Poems, moderated by Alice Quinn.

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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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