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April 2019

Epic Voices: Injun with Jordan Abel

Apr 20, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Jordan Abel, a Nisga’a writer from Vancouver, gives a craft talk on and performance of his Griffin Prize–winning long poem Injun.

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Epic Voices: Charles Olson’s The Maximus Poems with Steven Alvarez

Apr 30, 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 Steven Alvarez examines Charles Olson’s epic The Maximus Poems as a transnational poetic project dismantling the walls of a U.S.-centered America.

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May 2019

Walt Whitman Bicentennial Reading

May 2, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Cooper Union, The Great Hall, 7 East 7th St
New York, NY 10003 United States
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This reading from the work of Walt Whitman celebrates his 200th birthday and the democratic imperatives of his work.

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

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

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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Passwords: Diane di Prima with Ammiel Alcalay, Iris Cushing & Mary Catherine Kinniburgh

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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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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June 2019

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

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 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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