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/op…
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.
Added by: lampbane. Contacted: Not contacted. Venue ID: 4924
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Visited: JBenedict, sdunford
Leabhar na hAathghabhála/Poems of Repossession: A Reading of Modern Irish Poetry (Wednesday, May 4 at 7pm)
Hurt So Good: Building the Body of the Beloved & Other Emotional Imageries with Natalie Diaz (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)
Blood of the Sun: A Bilingual Reading with Salgado Maranhão and Alexis Levatin (Wednesday, May 18 at 7pm)
Winner of the 2011 Brazilian Academy of Letters Best Book of Poetry award, Salgado Maranhão
reads with Alexis Levatin, who translates Maranhão’s poems from Portuguese into English. The two have collaborated to produce two bilingual volumes: Blood of the Sun
(2013) and Tiger Fur
Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading (Tuesday, June 7 at 7pm)
Ten poets from our Emerging Poets Fellowship read breathtaking new work that promises an exciting future for poetry. The fellowship, now in its fifth year, assists poets by providing writing instruction, mentorship, and access to Poets House’s world class poetry resources and programming. Hosted by 2016 Emerging Poets Fellowship workshop leader Adam Fitzgerald
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