Poets House, 10 River Terrace in Battery Park City (Lower Manhattan)
Web site: http://poetshouse.org
Catalog URL: http://www.poetshouse.org/library
Twitter account: @poetshouse
Description: Poets House is a national poetry library and literary center that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry. Founded in 1985 by poet Stanley Kunitz and arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, Poets House has created a home for all who read and write poetry, with resources and literary events that document the wealth and diversity of modern poetry, and stimulate public dialogue on issues of poetry in culture.
With over 50,000 volumes of poetry—including books, journals, chapbooks, audio and video tapes, and digital media—our collection is among the most comprehensive, open-access collections of poetry in the United States and is the foundation for all our programs and services.
Each year we present over 200 public programs, including panels, lectures, readings, writing workshops and walking tours in New York City and nationwide. Panel discussions and lectures link the voices of poets living today to a vast literary tradition. Poets House readings presented in public parks and libraries cultivate a wider audience for the art. Innovative seminars and workshops taught by emerging and established poets offer aficionados and first-timers an opportunity to explore the writing process in greater depth.
Through the annual Poets House Showcase, we gather and exhibit all of the years' new poetry books. Thousands of books are shown each year from publishers large and small across the country. The Showcase provides readers and writers an opportunity to view the whole range of the art.
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Flowers Dreaming the Elevation Allegiance: A (Soma)tic Poetry Primer with CAConrad (Wednesday, May 22 at 7pm)
writes: “(Soma)tic poetry rituals aim our attention at two basic principles: (1)Everything around us has a creative viability with the potential to spur new modes of thought and imaginative output and (2)The most vital ingredient to bringing sustainable, humane changes to our world is creativity.”
In this program, based upon A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics
, Conrad will lead us through his philosophy of poets and poetry as a means to help solve the planet’s ills and to “resist the urge to subdue our spirits and lose ourselves in the hypnotic beep of machines, of war, and the banal need for power, and things.” (rmharris)… (more)
May Swenson Centennial Tribute (Tuesday, May 28 at 7pm)
Ships, Seas and Poetries! (Saturday, June 1 at 11am)
Kendra Sullivan, Dylan Gauthier and friends of the boat-building collaborative Mare Liberum lead a workshop on how to sing shanties like a sailor, write poetry like a pirate, and build model boats like a shipwright learning the trade. (rmharris)
Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading, hosted by Jen Bervin (Tuesday, June 4 at 7pm)
A reading by the 10 poets in Poets House’s second annual Emerging Poets Fellowship program. Funded by a generous grant from the Jerome Foundation, this program assists emerging poets by providing excellent poetry writing instruction and mentoring in the special environment of Poets House's library—with its unique archives and access to far-reaching programs and conversations with poets and poetry audiences. The program aims to deepen participants' artistic practice by offering a robust professional network of poets and literary professionals, including special visits from editors and publishers, who will assist each writer with their artistic development and career.
The 2013 Emerging Poets Fellowship workshop is taught by poet and teacher Jen Bervin. Distinguished Visiting Faculty include CAConrad, Cornelius Eady, Ben Lerner, Evie Shockley and Jean Valentine. (rmharris)… (more)
Marcel Proust (Wednesday, July 10 at 7pm)
Harold Augenbraum (Wednesday, July 10 at 7pm)
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