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Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House

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10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
212-431-7920 www.poetshouse.org

February 2019

Epic Voices: The Controlling Image: Digges & Levis with Dorianne Laux

Feb 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Award-winning poet Dorianne Laux discusses two long poems—by Deborah Digges and Larry Levis—examining how the personal “I” is used.

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Literary Partners Program: George Braziller, Inc. presents A Passing Bell: Ghazals for Tina

Feb 23, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Join George Braziller, Inc. in celebrating the release of poet Paul Kane’s new book, A Passing Bell: Ghazals for Tina.

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March 2019

Writing & Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from June Jordan with Kay Ulanday Barrett, Taiyo Na, Sofía Snow & Bill Zavatsky

Mar 2, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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This 2nd annual panel in June Jordan’s honor gathers poets & educators to explore her essay “For the Sake of a People’s Poetry: Walt Whitman and the Rest of Us.”

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Epic Voices: Bernadette Mayer & Midwinter Day with Stacy Szymaszek

Mar 9, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Beloved New York School poet Bernadette Mayer and former Poetry Project director Stacy Szymaszek discuss Mayer’s Midwinter Day, Szymaszek’s poetic journals, and other conceptual works.

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Passwords: Gerrit Lansing with Ruth Lepson, Kate Tarlow Morgan, Robert Podgurski & Charles Stein

Mar 16, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Poets and writers who knew Gerrit Lansing—poet, occult scholar, and confidant to Charles Olson—share remembrances and honor his work.

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Epic Voices: One Hundred Million Million Poems & Oulipo with Matt Madden

Mar 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Matt Madden explores the relationship between long-form poetic traditions and compositions of the avant-garde French writing group Oulipo.

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Literary Partners Program: Red Hen Press presents Elizabeth Bradfield, Eloise Klein Healy, Maurya Simon, and Amber Flora Thomas

Mar 23, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States

Red Hen Press, in celebration of its 25th Anniversary, presents a reading with acclaimed poets Elizabeth Bradfield, Eloise Klein Healy, Maurya Simon, and Amber Flora Thomas.

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Literary Partners Program: Poetry and Mathematics: A Conversation & Book Launch

Mar 28, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States

Emily Grosholz, poet and philosopher of mathematics, discusses her new book, Great Circles: The Transits of Mathematics and Poetry, with Edward Rothstein.

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April 2019

Epic Voices: The Long Poem of the Anthropocene with Allison Cobb

Apr 4, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Allison Cobb presents Green-Wood, her book-length work of ecopoetry themed around Brooklyn’s famed cemetery, examining the long poem and multigenre writing.

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A Celebration of Bettissima with Kathy Engel, Lawrence Joseph, Quincy Troupe & Others

Apr 6, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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In conjunction with the exhibition Bettissima: Treasures from the Elizabeth Kray Archive, poets read from Kray’s correspondence, including words from June Jordan, Adrienne Rich, George Oppen, and more

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Epic Voices: Harry Martinson’s Aniara with Fia Backström & Kira Josefsson

Apr 9, 2019 | 8:00 am
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Swedish artist and writer Fia Backström and translator and writer Kira Josefsson look at Nobel laureate Harry Martinson’s 1956 epic science-fiction poem, Aniara.

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Epic Voices: Basil Bunting’s Briggflatts with Maureen N. McLane, Tom Pickard & Don Share

Apr 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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An examination of Basil Bunting’s Briggflatts, called one of the greatest poems of the 20th century, with Maureen N. McLane, Tom Pickard, and Don Share.

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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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Literary Partners Program: HERE: Poems for the Planet

Apr 23, 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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Copper Canyon Press & Elizabeth J. Coleman invite you to celebrate a new ecopoetics anthology that will inspire readers to take new breath—then take action.

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Literary Partners Program: The Rational Creature Volume 5 Launch Party

Apr 24, 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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The Rational Creature welcomes you to celebrate Volume 5, the Displacement + Exile Issue. A reception will follow readings by the authors.

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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

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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Literary Partners Program: Marsh Hawk Press Spring 2019 Book Launch

May 10, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States

Marsh Hawk Press’s 2019 Book Launch, featuring Mary Mackey, Susan Terris, Sandy McIntosh and 2018 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize Winner Lynne Thompson.

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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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Literary Partners Program: Mom Egg Review Launch Party & Reading

May 18, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Mom Egg Review, featuring literary writing on motherhood, celebrates its 17th annual issue. A reception will follow a reading by contributors.

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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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Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading

Jun 15, 2019 | 6:30 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Travel to the future of poetry: 2019 Emerging Poets Fellows read new work crafted during mentorship by their workshop leader, poet Anselm Berrigan.

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27th Annual Poets House Showcase

Jun 27, 2019 | 6:00 pm - Aug 17, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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The 2018 Poets House Showcase

The 2018 Poets House Showcase

The only event of its kind, 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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