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Walt this way...Nicholas Buffon’s GAY NEW YORK opens Thursday at 6! Featuring readings by Michael Klein, Joey De Jesus, ray ferreira, Cyree Jarelle Johnson, and Chrysanthemum Tran.
This year's Poetry Walk was one for the ages—rain called the Walk part off, but the Poetry prevailed! Thanks to poets Robert Pinsky, Rosamond S. King, Gregory Pardlo, Jenny Xie, and Anne Waldman, recipient of this year's Elizabeth Kray Award. And gratitude to Bill Murray and all our supporters for making this year's fundraiser such an incredible night! (📸 Ben Hartschuh)
Ahmed. Bath. Chen. François. Fujinami Moore. Ketner. Mackall. Rigodon. Sala. Wallace. Meet the 2019 Poets House Emerging Poets Fellows. And come hear them read on June 15! Link in bio!
Coming up at Poets House! GAY NEW YORK: WALT WHITMAN TO THE PRESENT, an exhibition of recent work by sculptor and painter Nicholas Buffon celebrating iconic LGBTQ locales in New York and beyond. 🌈🎨 Join us Thursday, June 20, for a gala opening reading with Michael Klein, Joey De Jesus, ray ferreira, Cyree Jarelle Johnson & Chrysanthemum Tran!
Missed your chance for one of our summer poetry workshops with Caits Meissner and Cynthia Manick? You're in luck—we've just extended the deadline to Friday, June 7! Register now—just a few spots left in each!
Happy Pride Month! ✨🌈Celebrate with a sneak preview of Poets House's next exhibition, GAY NEW YORK, opening June 20 and featuring the work of artist Nicholas Buffon. Stay tuned for details next week!
Saturday, join us for a double-header of M. NourbeSe Philip’s epic poem ZONG! 💫 At 3pm, Philip presents a talk on the Caribbean (un)epic, followed by a reception and book signing; at 6pm, Rosamond S. King, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Sean Henry-Smith, and Erica Hunt perform a collaborative interpretation of the work.
“What does it mean to be the cartographer of the self?”Join prizewinning poet Cynthia Manick for a six-week summer poetry workshop exploring ways of interrogating identity and the roles we play through memory, sense, and voice. Link in bio!
“Have you ever discovered that a detail you’d once magically, unwittingly predicted in a poem became suddenly true?” Join Caits Meissner for a summer workshop that calls on activism, mysticism, and nature to generate poetry for a collective future! Link in bio ⚡️
Happy birthday, Adrienne Rich! Here are a few of our early editions of the great feminist poet’s works—one signed by Adrienne herself, “with love” to our co-founder, Betty Kray.
Poet and translator George Economou (1934-2019), from Ameriki: Book One (Sun, 1977). Rest in peace.
Need a little wolf goddess energy in your life? Diane di Prima’s gorgeous 1973 LOBA, PART 1 is freshly digitized and ready for you to flip through! Plus audio of di Prima reading poems from the book, essays on the work and its small press publisher, and more...link in bio!
Registration is now open for summer poetry workshops at Poets House! Apply now for a weekend master class with Robert Pinsky, or register for one of our six-week workshops, led by Cynthia Manick, R. A. Villanueva, and Caits Meissner. Deadlines begin June 3—don’t delay!
Tomorrow! Celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday with a FREE reading in his honor at @thecooperunion! Featuring Mark Doty, Marwa Helal, Major Jackson, D. Nurkse, Alicia Ostriker, Vijay Seshadri, Carmen Giménez Smith, Patricia Smith, Anne Waldman, and more! 7PM, Thursday, May 2, at the Great Hall, Cooper Union, presented by @poetsorg, @thecooperunion, @poetry_society, and @poets_house, and co-sponsored by @canto_mundo, @clmporg, @pen_america, @poetswritersinc, and @urbanwordnyc—don’t miss it! #Whitman200
🎉New today from our chapbook digitization program: poet, editor, and translator Jerome Rothenberg’s THE GORKY POEMS from famed cross-cultural press El Corno Emplumado! Check out the link in our bio to flip through the book and learn about Rothenberg, the press, and their historical and cultural context through essays and a video interview with publisher Margaret Randall.