July 12, 2010

At Poets House - NYC

Tuesday, July 13, 7:00pm
Poets House Showcase Reading

with Julie Sheehan (Bar Book: Poems and Otherwise, W.W. Norton), Leslie Chang (Things That No Longer Delight Me, Fordham University Press), Terese Svoboda (Weapons Grade, University of Arkansas Press) & Mark Bibbins (The Dance of No Hard Feelings, Copper Canyon Press)

Admission Free

Thursday, July 15, 7:00pm
Poets House Showcase Reading

with Ryan Murphy (The Redcoats, Krupskaya), Estha Weiner (Transfiguration Begins at Home, Tiger Bark Press), Maureen McLane (World Enough, FSG) & Evelyn Reilly (Styrofoam, Roof Books)

Admission Free

Tuesday, July 20, 7:00pm
Poets House Showcase Reading

with Matvei Yankelevich (Boris by the Sea, Octopus Books), Indigo Moor (Through the Stonecutter's Window, Northwestern University Press), Monica Youn (Ignatz, Four Way Books) & Nathalie Handal (Love and Strange Horses, University of Pittsburgh Press)

Admission Free

Thursday, July 22, 7:00pm
Poets House Showcase Reading

with Tan Lin (Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. The Joy of Cooking, Wesleyan University Press), Rachel Levitsky (Neighbor, Ugly Duckling Presse), Joanna Fuhrman (Pageant, Alice James Books) & Ken Chen (Juvenilia, Yale University Press)

Admission Free

Tuesday, July 27, 7:00pm
Poets House Showcase Reading

featuring Persistent Voices: An Anthology of Poets Lost to AIDS (Alyson Books) with editors Philip Clark and David Groff as well as Star Black, Cyrus Cassells, Douglas Crase, Mina Pam Dick, Patricia Spears Jones, Timothy Liu and Dante Michaux

Admission Free

Poets House Showcase Readings are held in conjunction with the 18th Annual Poets House Showcase, a display of all the poetry books published in the United States in the last year, on view through Saturday, July 31 during regular library hours. Admission to the Showcase is free. For details, click here.

Gathering:
An Exhibition of Poems & Prints
by Ed Colker
On view Monday, June 28 through Saturday, September 18 during regular library hours

Creating art in response to poetry since the 1960s, Ed Colker has "produced pure expressions, stirring symbols of inner truths or imaginings that can sometimes be inspired by or incite poetry" (New York Times). This show consists of mercurial abstract visuals painted in response to the work of a diverse group of fifteen poets, ranging from Rosmarie Waldrop to Kathleen Norris to Pablo Neruda; the poems are printed in letter-press form alongside the color vignettes. The exhibition marks 50 years of "prints for poetry" by Ed Colker and his presses, Editions du Grenier and Haybarn Press.

Admission Free

The new Poets House is located at
10 River Terrace at the corner of Murray Street in Lower Manhattan's Battery Park City.

www.poetshouse.org