Poets House, 10 River Terrace in Battery Park City (Lower Manhattan)

Poets House

10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10012

United States

212-431-7920; infopoetshouse.org

Type: Library

Web site: http://poetshouse.org

Events: http://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-even…

Catalog URL: http://poets.kohalibrary.com/cgi-bin/koha/op…

Twitter account: @poetshouse

Amenities: wifi

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 60,000 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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Upcoming events

Poetry Reading with Rosamond King (Friday, December 4 at 6:30pm)
Join the ongoing conversation between the literary and visual arts as Rosamond S. King performs evocative, interdisciplinary poems within the setting of the Musical Instruments permanent collections galleries. (rmharris)
Event location: Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings with Matthew Burgess (Saturday, December 5 at 11am)
Poet Matthew Burgess will read from his new picture book biography Enormous Smallness: A Story of E E Cummings and lead an E E-inspired poetry activity for all ages. (rmharris)
Passwords: Miriam Nichols on Robin Blaser (Saturday, December 12 at 3pm)
Miriam Nichols’s expertly edited The Astonishment Tapes (2015), a transcript of twenty autobiographical audiotapes recorded in an attic room in Vancouver by poet Robin Blaser in 1974. Thirty years prior, Blaser, along with Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer, formed the Berkeley core of what is now known as the San Francisco Renaissance. Reminiscent of the perfect mix attained by Blaser’s legendary martinis, this talk by Nichols blends gossip and literary legacy into a balanced representation of this mythic poet. (rmharris)… (more)

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