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There are 17 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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2245 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
200 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
430 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10307
2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314
2800 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314
2550 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314
299B New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306
309 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306
56 Giffords Lane, Staten Island, NY 10308
1617 Richmond Road, Staten Island, NY 10304
Comic Book Jones (3.0 miles)
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303
1 Campus Road, Staten Island, NY 10301
100 Cooke Avenue, Carteret, NJ 07008
75 Bennett Street, Staten Island, NY 10302
976 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310
830 Huguenot Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10312
300 Howard Avenue (Kelleher Center, 1st Floor), Staten Island, NY 10301
21-25 Robin Road, Staten Island, NY 10305
16 West 4th Street, Bayonne, NJ 07002
132 Canal St., Staten Island, NY 10304
391 Van Duzer Street, Staten Island, NY 10304
102-110 3rd Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07206
208 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
5 Central Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
156 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, NY 10301

Local events

Feb
16
Michael Javen Fortner, Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment
92nd Street Y, Tuesday, February 16 at 12pm
Michael Javen Fortner, Black silent majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment

Speaking and signing, 92nd Street Y (added from Harvard University Press)
Feb
20
Curator Tour and Conversation - Metamorphosis: The Collaboration of Poet Barbara Guest & Artist Fay Lansner
Poets House, Saturday, February 20 at 3pm
A tour of the exhibition Metamorphosis: The Collaboration of Poet Barbara Guest & Artist Fay Lansner followed by a conversation with Erica Lansner, Gabrielle Lansner, and exhibition curator Raphael Rubinstein, followed by an opening reception for the exhibition. (rmharris)
Feb
26
Hillary L. Chute, Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form
Interference Archive, Friday, February 26 at 9pm
Hillary L. Chute, Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form

Speaking and signing, Interference Archive (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
5
An Afternoon with Bernadette Mayer
Poets House, Saturday, March 5 at 3pm
Gather to celebrate the endless capacity and singular brilliance of Bernadette Mayer. She is the author of more than twenty collections of poetry including Poetry State Forest (2008) and Sonnets (1989), which was recently reprinted to mark its twenty-fifth anniversary. This reading will feature special introductions by Michael Ruby and Sam Truitt, co-editors of Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words: The Collected Early Books of Bernadette Mayer (2015). Follow Mayer’s example and “turn formally to love to spend the day.” (rmharris)… (more)
Mar
7
Cathleen Kaveny, Prophecy without Contempt: Religious Discourse in the Public Square
Cathleen Kaveny, Prophecy without Contempt: Religious Discourse in the Public Square

In conversation with Bishop Robert McElroy and New York Times religion correspondent Peter Steinfels, Scandinavia House (sponsored by Commonweal Magazine) (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
11
Art & Craft with Robin Coste Lewis
Poets House, Friday, March 11 at 7pm
Robin Coste Lewis takes us on the incredible journey behind The Voyage of the Sable Venus, winner of the 2015 National Book Award Winner for Poetry. A triptych of poems, The Voyage of the Sable Venus investigates historical portrayals of the black female body along with lived experience and the lyric. Learn firsthand what choices and inspirations went into the creation of this remarkable debut. (rmharris)
Mar
21
Gold Morning, Sweet Prince: Shakespeare and Modern Poetry with Robert Pinsky
Poets House, Monday, March 21 at 7pm
Former Poet Laureate of the United States Robert Pinsky examines the influence of Shakespeare on important poets of the 20th and 21st centuries—from Yeats and Eliot to Langston Hughes and Allen Ginsberg. With the aid of some Shakespearean actors, Robert Pinsky will also perform newly-composed poetic collages that combine Shakespeare's sonnets with modern poems. (rmharris)
Event location: Kaye Playhouse, 68th Street between Park and Lexington
Mar
23
This Grubbing Art: The Poetry of Hayden Carruth
Poets House, Wednesday, March 23 at 7pm
Hayden Carruth (1921-2008) was a Vermont original: critic, editor, essayist, jazz poet and "a Yankee pragmatist," as he referred to himself. Please join us for this discussion of a poet whose voice is authentic, humane, and never afraid to buck the status quo with Marilyn Hacker, Joe-Anne McLaughlin, Lynne Sharon Schwartz and Douglas Unger. Moderated by Shaun Griffin. (rmharris)
Mar
23
Hamid Dabashi, Persophilia: Persian Culture on the Global Scene
Hamid Dabashi, Persophilia: Persian Culture on the Global Scene

In conversation with Drucilla Cornell (signing to follow), New York Public Library (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
29
Beth Simone Noveck, Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing
92nd Street Y, Tuesday, March 29 at 12pm
Beth Simone Noveck, Smart Citizens, Smarter State: The Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing

Speaking and signing, 92nd Street Y (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
31
Poetry, Politics & Place with Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Naomi Shihab Nye & Luis J. Rodriguez: Poets House at AWP
Poets House, Thursday, March 31 at 1:30pm
Three leading poets read their poems and discuss their poetry-activism in New York, San Antonio, Los Angeles, and around the country. Each engages poetic practice and community building with projects that expand poetry's place in our lives and culture: Rachel Eliza Griffiths through photography, Naomi Shihab Nye through writing for children, and Luis J. Rodriguez through publishing projects and political organizing. The transformative power of poetry brings these three together to talk about how we can make a better world. Moderated by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika (rmharris)… (more)
Event location: Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, Petree Hall, LA Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Level One, Los Angeles CA
Apr
5
A Tribute to Jean Valentine
Poets House, Tuesday, April 5 at 7pm
The author of thirteen books of poetry, Jean Valentine continues to delight and surprise new readers and adoring fans. As Adrienne Rich proclaimed, Valentine’s “is a poetry of the highest order, because it lets us into spaces and meanings we couldn't approach in any other way.” Hear these poems read by poets they continue to inspire, including Michael Burkard, Mark Doty, Ross Gay, Aracelis Girmay, Jody Gladding, David Hinton, Joan Larkin, Anne Marie Macari, Jane Mead, Elizabeth Metzger, Dennis Nurkse, Mary Ruefle, Patrick Rosal, Gerald Stern, Brian Teare and Ocean Vuong. (rmharris)… (more)
Event location: The New School Auditorium (Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall) 66 West 12th Street New York NY
Apr
6
The Forever Open Theater: A Reading with Patrizia Cavalli
Poets House, Wednesday, April 6 at 7pm
Philosopher Giorgio Agamben praised Patrizia Cavalli’s writing as “the most fluent, seamless, and colloquial language of twentieth-century Italian poetry.” In a rare opportunity, hear this unmatched poet, described as one of Italy’s national treasures, read poems recently selected and translated for an edition spanning thirty-two years, My Poems Won’t Change the World: Selected Poems. (rmharris)
Apr
7
Author’s Luncheon 2016
Spring Brook Country Club, Thursday, April 7 at 11am
Jacquelyn Mitchard, award-winning author of The Deep End of the Ocean (Oprah’s first book club selection), will talk about her new book Two if by Sea and how she was inspired to write the book by her adopted daughter’s struggle to overcome a tragic beginning and allow love into her life. (lesmel)
Apr
11
Catherine J. Ross, Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights
Catherine J. Ross, Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights

Conversation with constitutional scholar Floyd Abrams (signing to follow), Barnes & Noble 82nd & Broadway (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
13
An American Lyric with Claudia Rankine
Poets House, Wednesday, April 13 at 7pm
In this craft talk, Claudia Rankine, discusses her use of images, poetry and scholarship to create vital and impactful writing. Claudia Rankine’s most recent book, Citizen: An American Lyric, quickly became a book of singular acclaim for its critical examination of the relationships between race, art, media and society. (rmharris)
Apr
14
Celebrating Jayne Cortez - Beautiful Sea of Waves: For Jayne
Poets House, Thursday, April 14 at 7:30pm
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and composer Marc Cary pay homage to the artistic legacy of poet Jayne Cortez (1934-2012). Drawing from multiple musical forms, minimalism and breath, Diggs and Cary perform with members of Focus Trio; Rashaan Carter on bass, Sameer Gupta on drums and tablas and surprise guests. Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (rmharris)
Event location: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, David Rubenstein Atrium
Apr
16
Celebrating Jayne Cortez - Firespitter: A Tribute to Jayne Cortez
Poets House, Saturday, April 16 at 3pm
Honoring the legacy of poet, performer and activist Jayne Cortez (1934-2012) with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Marty Erlich, Camonghne Felix, Magdalena Gomez, Robert Hershon, Bob Holman, Erica Hunt, Paolo Javier, Karma Mayet Johnson, Rosamond S. King, and Evie Shockley, each reading a favorite poem by Cortez and discussing her influence on their work. (rmharris)
Apr
19
William C. Banks and Stephen Dycus, Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military
Brennan Center for Justice - New York, Tuesday, April 19 at 2pm
William C. Banks and Stephen Dycus, Soldiers on the Home Front: The Domestic Role of the American Military

Stephen Dycus speaking at the Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
21
Poem in Your Pocket Day Celebration at Poets House: Open Mic & Community Read-in
Poets House, Thursday, April 21 at 3pm
Join our young pocket-poets and other special guests for an afternoon of readings and fun! We invite you to bring a poem of your choice to share, or find one here at Poets House. (rmharris)
Apr
21
A Poetry Reading and Celebration of Melissa Green with J. Mae Barizo, Melissa Green & Marie Howe
Poets House, Thursday, April 21 at 7pm
Distinguished poets J. Mae Barizo, and Marie Howe gather to read poems in honor of Melissa Green, who will close the evening by reading from her new book, Magpiety: New & Selected Poems. Marie Howe writes: “Melissa Green might well be a 21st century version of Emily Dickinson, poet of ecstatic states and extremity. These are poems ‘scratched in blood,’ written by a survivor, a poet, a woman pulled back to life.” (rmharris)… (more)
Apr
23
Celebrating Jayne Cortez - If the woman is a drum...
Poets House, Saturday, April 23 at 2:30pm
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Jadele McPherson, t'ai freedom ford, and electronic musician Val Jeanty read and perform original works as well as a selection of poems by Jayne Cortez (1934-2012). Invoking surrealism, politics, the spoken word, New York City and music, this event will be both a celebration as well as a reflection of Cortez's influence upon a younger generation of women artists. (rmharris)… (more)
Event location: The Highline
Apr
27
(In)verse: Poets Translate Each Other
Poets House, Wednesday, April 27 at 7pm
To celebrate National Poetry Month, hear from poets who translate each other's work. Flávia Rocha and Idra Novey will read in Portuguese and English; and Melcion Mateu and Rowan Ricardo Phillips will read in Catalan and English. Both pairs will discuss their creative process and the responsibilities of collaboration and translation. (rmharris)
May
4
Leabhar na hAathghabhála/Poems of Repossession: A Reading of Modern Irish Poetry
Poets House, Wednesday, May 4 at 7pm
Join us for the launch of the first comprehensive critical anthology of modern poetry in Irish Gaelic with English translations. Leabhar na hAthghabhála/Poems of Repossession, edited by Louis De Paor, consists of poems in the Irish language written since 1900 with translations by Valentine Iremonger, Michael Hartnett, Paul Muldoon, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Bernard O’Donoghue, Maurice Riordan, Peter Sirr, David Wheatley and Mary O’Donoghue. Most of the poems have not previously been available in English. Poems will be read in Irish Gaelic and English. (rmharris)… (more)
May
10
Hurt So Good: Building the Body of the Beloved & Other Emotional Imageries with Natalie Diaz
Poets House, Tuesday, May 10 at 7pm
Award-winning poet, author of the collection When My Brother Was an Aztec, and former professional basketball player Natalie Diaz discusses the relationship between breaking, creating, and love in the inspiration, construction and revision of poetry. (rmharris)
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