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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014



Passwords--Elizabeth Alexander on Lucille Clifton - Poets House
2/22/2014 - 3:00 PM
Obama inaugural poet and Yale professor Elizabeth Alexander discusses Lucille Clifton (1936-2010). This event is presented in conjunction with Come Celebrate With Me- The Work of Lucille Clifton, an archival exhibition featuring poems, drafts, letters, and other materials. Admission is 10, 7 for students and seniors, free for Poets House members.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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Platform POP
2/22/2014 - 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
POP and SHOP -- Harlem Edition! Join Platform POP for a day of Art- Fashion- Music- Poetry! Free event. Please RSVP to rsvp@platformpop.com. To learn more visit www.platformPop.com.

Platform POP
L Lounge 2131 Frederick Douglas Blvd
347-707-0534
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014



Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me--Ghassan Zaqtan and Fady Joudah with Mark Doty - Poets House
2/25/2014 - 7:00 PM
Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan reads from and discusses his visceral, narrative poetics with fellow poet and translator Fady Joudah. Zaqtan is the author of many collections in Arabic, including the newly translated Griffin Prize-winner Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me. Poet Mark Doty introduces the pair. Admission is 10, 7 for students and seniors, free for Poets House members.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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SATURDAY, MARCH 01, 2014



Duncan and Jess--Between Fields with Michael Davidson and others - Poets House
3/1/2014 - 3:00 PM
Visual artist Jess (1923–2004) and poet Robert Duncan (1919–1988) were one of the most fascinating artistic couples of the 20th century. Their partnership extended to their intertwined work, inspiring discussions of the fertile interplay between poetry and art to this day. Join us for exhibit opening and discussion. Free admission.

Fales Library at NYU Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South 3rd Floor
212-998-2596
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TUESDAY, MARCH 04, 2014



Jacob Glatstein--A Yiddish Genius in Anglicizing America
3/4/2014 - 7:00 PM
Yiddish poets and writers took off in America on the crest of a huge Jewish immigrant wave at the beginning of the twentieth century, and then kept ripening their talent as most other speakers of their language swept into the English mainstream. Jacob Glatstein, or Yankev Glatshteyn, became an American original by turning that question into the driving force of his poetry and the concern of his prose. Ruth Wisse will read excerpts from Jacob Glatsteins work in Yiddish.

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 W 16th Street
212-246-6080
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SATURDAY, MARCH 08, 2014



Evening Star for chorus and violin - Cantori New York
3/8/2014 - 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Our program features sensuous reflections on English poetry by composers from the 19th century to the present with Miranda Cuckson playing the violin.

Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street
917-334-6194
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SUNDAY, MARCH 09, 2014



Evening Star for chorus and violin - Cantori New York
3/9/2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Our program features sensuous reflections on English poetry by composers from the 19th century to the present with Miranda Cuckson playing the violin.

Park Avenue Christian Church
1010 Park Avenue
917-334-6194
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FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014



CHAPTERS Reading Series at Girls Write Now
3/21/2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The CHAPTERS reading series is where the whole Girls Write Now community comes together. Mentees share the spotlight with one another, performing their best portfolio pieces, developed with guidance and oftentimes collaboration with their mentors. Guest authors join them, telling stories of how they became writers and what supports their work.

Scholastic
557 Broadway
212-336-9330
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Perus Underground and American Avant-Garde--Kloaka and the Beat Generation - Americas Society
3/21/2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This event will feature poets Mariela Dreyfus, Roger Santivanez, and Anne Waldman who will read from their latest books. Translators E.M. O Connor and Elsa Costa will also participate. A book-signing will follow with Posman Books. In English with bilingual readings. Free for AS Members- ten dollars for non-members.

Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
212-249-8950
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Get yourself in between words and bodies
3/21/2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Calling all writers! Queens Council on the Arts' 3rd Space is proud to present In Between the Lines, an inaugural writing workshop hosted by Queens-based performance collective The In Between People.

Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Avenue Entrance on 37th Street
347-505-3015
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TUESDAY, APRIL 01, 2014



Opening Reception--The New American Poetry and Beyond--A Pop-Up Chapbook Exhibition - Poets House
4/1/2014 - 7:00 PM
Drawing from Poets House's exceptional chapbook collection to reimagine the history and legacy of the classic anthology published in 1960, New American Poetry, this exhibition is curated by CUNY scholars Kyle Waugh, Meira Levinson and Gabby Kappes. Publisher Steve Clay joins the curators for a panel discussion. On view April 1–12 during regular library hours. Free admission.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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FRIDAY, APRIL 04, 2014



Queens Artists Slam
4/4/2014 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Queens Council on the Arts' 3rd Space presents a Queens Artists Slam. Come join us as young emerging Queens artists across a range of disciplines come together to share new work and works-in-progress as diverse as our borough itself. These multidisciplinary performance artists will explore the boundaries of poetry, comedy, sculpture, video art and music.

Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Avenue Entrance on 37th Street
347-505-3015
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MONDAY, APRIL 07, 2014



Secrets on the Way--Dance Inspired by the Poetry of Tomas Tranströmer - Poets House
4/7/2014 - 8:00 PM
In this landmark piece choreographed by Kathryn Roszak and performed by Danse Lumière, a company recognized for adapting great works of literature to the stage, dancers echo Tranströmer's unique collages of everyday narrative, interrupted by flashes of strong emotion and a palpable sense of the world's beauty. Admission is 20, 15 for Poets House and American-Scandinavian Foundation Members.

Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
212-779-3587
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Secrets on the Way
4/7/2014 - 8:00 PM
Admission is 20, 15 for ASF Members. Choreographed by Kathryn Roszak, San Francisco-based Danse Lumière creates dance and theater that travels through the numinous landscape of poetry by Swedish translator, psychologist, and poet Tomas Tranströmer. Co-presented with Poets House and supported in part by a grant from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and the Scandinavian Department at U.C. Berkley.

Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Avenue
212-779-3587
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TUESDAY, APRIL 08, 2014



On the Edge with Edwin Torres
4/8/2014 - 7:00 PM
A self-proclaimed "lingualisualist," Edwin Torres leads an exploration of the tools poets use to extend past the seeming edges of language, and to articulate the rich "between" spaces—between sound and definition, body and nation—that drive our poetry in hidden, powerful ways. Admission is 10 dollars, 7 for students and seniors, free for Poets House members.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014



Passwords--Tom Sleigh on Seamus Heaney - Poets House
4/10/2014 - 7:00 PM
On the eve of what would have been the beloved Irish poet and translator's 75th birthday, poet Tom Sleigh discusses description in Seamus Heaney's (1939-2013) masterful poems, exploring and celebrating Heaney's humane marveling at the life of the senses and the natural surfaces of the world. Admission is 10 dollars, 7 for students and seniors, free for Poets House members.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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Greenwich Village Stories - Launch Reading
4/10/2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation will launch its new book, Greenwich Village Stories, with a reading by award-winning actor, comedian, writer, and Greenwich Village Stories contributor John Leguizamo. A Q andA with John Leguizamo and GVSHP Executive Director Andrew Berman will follow.

Strand Bookstore
28 Broadway at 12th St
212-473-1452
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MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014



Author George Saunders
4/14/2014 - 3:30 PM
Award winning writer George Saunders (CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip) will read from his latest collection of short stories Tenth of December as the latest speaker for St. Francis College's Walt Whitman Writers Series on Monday, April 14 at 3.30pm in the College's Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture and Education. (FREE)

St. Francis College
180 Remsen Street
718-489-5404
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THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014



Inside Form Outside Elements--Brenda Hillman on Craft - Poets House
4/17/2014 - 7:00 PM
For several decades, Brenda Hillman has been exploring poetic form and perception in her tetralogy on the classical elements— earth, air, water, fire. She discusses ecopoetics, spiritual discovery and activism in her latest volume, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire. Admission is 10 dollars, 7 for students and seniors, free for Poets House members.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014



A Painter and His Poets--The Art of George Schneeman--Opening Reception - Poets House
4/22/2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A Painter and His Poets is the first major retrospective of George Schneeman's (1934-2009) paintings, collages, prints, and books, spanning 40 years of his work and featuring his frequent collaborations with poets. A New York City underground treasure, Schneeman's work—playful, energetic, modern —comes as a revelation to the viewer, offering insight into new possibilities for writing and art. Free admission.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2014



Selected Shorts - Greenwich Village Stories
4/23/2014 - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Selected Shorts series, on stage at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side, will feature a special night of Greenwich Village readings with performance artist Penny Arcade, Barney's New York creative ambassador Simon Doonan, writer Dave Hill, organizer of the Village's first Halloween parade Ralph Lee, and fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi reading alongside other well-known Village residents Jane Curtinand Parker Posey.

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
212-864-1414
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THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014



Neighborhood Poetry Read-In with Brooklyn and Queens Poets Laureate - Poets House
4/24/2014 - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join Tina Chang (Brooklyn) and Paolo Javier (Queens), our young pocket-poets and their families, and other special guests for an afternoon of readings and fun—bring a poem or find one here to share! A great after-school event for families and poetry lovers of all ages, and a festive culmination of our year-long work with local school children. Free admission.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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12th Annual Poetry and the Creative Mind
4/24/2014 - 6:30 PM
Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Chip Kidd, Julianna Margulies, Rosie Perez, Esperanza Spalding, Patrick Stewart, Carrie Mae Weems, and others perform poems in celebration of the Academy of American Poets 80th anniversary and to help raise funds to support the organizations education programs, including National Poetry Month. Tickets are 45-75 and can be purchased through the Alice Tully Hall box office at Lincoln Center.

Lincoln Center
Alice Tully Hall1941 Broadway
212-721-6500
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SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014



The Art of George Schneeman--Panel Discussion and Reading - Poets House
4/26/2014 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
A New York underground treasure, George Schneeman's playful work comes as a revelation to the viewer, offering insight into new possibilities for writing and art. With Bill Berkson, Michael Brownstein, Larry Fagin, Alice Notley, Maureen Owen, Ron Padgett, Harris Schiff, Peter Schjeldahl, Anne Waldman and Lewis Warsh. Admission is 10 dollars, 7 for students and seniors, free for Poets House members.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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Amir Nojan and Nava Ensemble - Mystical Persian Music
4/26/2014 - 8:00 PM
First New York appearance of Amir Nojan and the Nava Ensemble in a meditative program of sung poetry and instrumental music in the classical Persian tradition. The ensemble is under the direction of virtuoso setar player Amir Nojan who is joined by master vocalist Taghi Amjadi and percussionist Sina Dehghani. Tickets 25.

Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue
917-267-0363
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TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014



On the Poetry Talent with Alice Notley - Poets House
4/29/2014 - 7:00 PM
Award-winning poet Alice Notley leads an autobiographically-inspired discussion of the poetry talent—its mystery and absorption, and its implications in the teaching of craft and other elements of poetic education. Admission is 10 dollars, 7 for students and seniors, free for Poets House members.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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THURSDAY, MAY 01, 2014



Relative Strangeness--Rosmarie Waldrop and Nikolai Duffy - Poets House
5/1/2014 - 7:00 PM
Rosmarie Waldrop is one of poetry's most prolific innovators. Cofounder of the celebrated Burning Deck Press and the award-winning translator of the Egyptian Jewish poet Edmond Jabés, she is joined by Nikolai Duffy, author of Relative Strangeness- Reading Rosmarie Waldrop, for an evening of readings and discussion. Admission is 10 dollars, 7 for students and seniors, free for Poets House members.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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SATURDAY, MAY 03, 2014



Root Of A Dream--Poets House Members Sleepover - Poets House
5/3/2014 - 9:00 PM - 9:00 AM
Jorge Luis Borges "imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library"—and we agree! This new tradition invites Members to discover their dream-places in the stacks, inspired by writing exercises and more. Join today, as this event is open to Members only, and space is limited. Contact Krista Manrique krista@poetshouse.org for details and registration.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014



Love Speaks--A Day of Art and Poetry from the Muslim World - Poets House
5/11/2014 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Celebrate Mother's Day by exploring love through poetry and music performances, workshops, and artist demonstrations in the Islamic Art galleries, followed by a Sunday at the Met reading and discussion with New York State Poet Marie Howe, renowned poet and editor Kazim Ali, and Columbia University scholar Frances Pritchett. See poetshouse.org for full schedule of events. Free with museum admission.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
212-535-7710
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TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014



On Craft and Sound with Tracie Morris - Poets House
5/13/2014 - 7:00 PM
Poet and performer Tracie Morris presents an open seminar on the relationship between sound, onomatopoetics, and imagery, demonstrating that form is a continuum that incorporates the avant-garde and conventional, a source rather than a rulebook for the making and presenting of living, resounding poems. Admission is 10 dollars, 7 for students and seniors, free for Poets House members.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014



Person Place Thing Live with Randy Cohen and Tracy K Smith - Poets House
5/14/2014 - 7:00 PM
We are thrilled to host the live broadcast of this public radio show with Emmy Award-winner Randy Cohen and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith. The premise- Randy interviews guests about one person, place, and thing they find meaningful. Join us for a special evening of live music and great stories. Admission is 30 dollars and 25 for Poets House Members.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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TUESDAY, JUNE 03, 2014



Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading - Poets House
6/3/2014 - 7:00 PM
Join us for an energetic reading to celebrate the dynamic emerging voices in this year's Emerging Poets Fellowship. This program, now in its third year, assists emerging poets by providing excellent poetry writing instruction, mentorship, and access to Poets House's world-class poetry resources and programming. Admission is 10 dollars, 7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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MONDAY, JUNE 09, 2014



The Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge--A Benefit for Poets House - Poets House
6/9/2014 - 6:30 PM
Join us for this annual poetic pilgrimage across one of our city's most beloved landmarks. Great poets 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. Tickets begin at 250 dollars, 225 for Poets House Members. Reservations are required.

Brooklyn Bridge
10 River Terrace
212-431-7920
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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014



Tribute to Gerald Stern at Bryant Park - Poetry Society of America
6/17/2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kimiko Hahn, Rebecca Gayle Howell and Alicia Ostriker host a tribute to Gerald Stern at Bryant Park. Admission is free.

Bryant Park Reading Room
1065 Avenue of the Americas Suite 2400
212-768-4242
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