Poets House, 10 River Terrace in Battery Park City (Lower Manhattan)
Web site: http://poetshouse.org
Catalog URL: http://poets.kohalibrary.com/cgi-bin/koha/opa…
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 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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2015 Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading (Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm)
A not-to-be-missed glimpse into the most exciting new poetry in New York City. The Emerging Poets Fellowship, now in its fourth year, assists emerging poets by providing excellent poetry writing instruction, mentorship, and access to Poets House’s world class poetry resources and programming. Hosted by 2015 Emerging Poets Fellowship workshop leader Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Alternate Worlds? Poetry & Popular Fiction with Laura Kasischke (Thursday, June 4 at 7pm)
Winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Space, in Chains
and a finalist for the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Award, Laura Kasischke
is the author of seven books of poetry and nine popular novels. She’ll discuss how writing poetry and prose are utterly opposite ways of approaching material, language, and life, drawing on her own work as well as that of other multigenre writers. (rmharris)
The 20th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge: A Benefit for Poets House (Monday, June 8 at 6pm)
Join us for the 20th anniversary of our annual poetic pilgrimage across one of our city’s most beloved landmarks. Great poets including Richard Blanco
and Laura Kasischke
, read classic NYC-inspired poems under the arches of the Bridge as we trek en masse from Manhattan to Brooklyn, where a delicious dinner, wine, and more words await. This is a do-not-miss New York City tradition. All proceeds help make possible the hundreds of free and affordable public programs Poets House presents each year. (rmharris)… (more)
Event location: Brooklyn Bridge
Celebrating India (Friday, June 19 at 6:30pm)
Explore the senses and chart your own path through the exhibition Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy and the Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia as you enjoy interactive, drop-in experiences with art. (rmharris)
Event location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave
The 23rd Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reception (Thursday, June 25 at 6pm)
Join us for readings, conversation, and celebration to open this year's Poets House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses. (rmharris)
23rd Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reading (Thursday, June 25 at 7pm)
Readings by poets with books in the exhibition open this year's annual Poets House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses. (rmharris)
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