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May 31 2015

Poetry & Coffee: In Memoriam

MAY EVENT: IN MEMORIAM. In Latin, it translates as "into memory."  Bring a poem that is in memory of someone or something, or is an elegy, or is a poem about memory itself, or is a poem about remembering or the opposite of remembering, or is a poem you have committed to memory.

Poetry & Coffee is a simple concept. It's a group of people who get together over food and drinks, each bringing a poem of their choice to read and discuss. The only rule is that the poem cannot be your own work. Please bring 15 copies of the poem to share with the group.

We read, we talk. Simple as that. And that is where the simplicity ends, as each Poetry & Coffee gathering takes on a life of its own and consistently becomes magical beyond all expectation.

Tickets are free but you must have one to attend.  Event is from 5:45-9:00pm.

Reserve tickets here:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1592059

If you reserve a ticket and cancel without giving at least 48-hour's notice, you will not be able to reserve tickets to future events.  Our apologies for the severity. We are trying to prevent no-shows from taking the seats from people who genuinely want to attend.

"I have tried to remember throughout that poetry is made by flesh-and-blood human beings. It is a bloody art. It lives on a human scale and thrives when it is passed from hand to hand." - Edward Hirsch

Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Please purchase at least one item to kindly support our venue but, if you can't, come anyway. YOU are more important than your money.

Omonia Cafe32-20 Broadway Astoria, NY 11106

Take the N/Q to the Broadway stop. Omonia is 2 blocks from the train on Broadway and 33rd Street.

For more info, please email poetryandcoffeenyc@gmail.com.

www.poetryandcoffee.com

5:45pm
Omonia Cafe
32-20 Broadway
11106 Astoria, New York
Jun 01 2015

Marie Buck & Erika Staiti

Marie Buck is the author of Life & Style (Patrick Lovelace Editions, 2009) and Portrait of Doom (Krupskaya, forthcoming 2015). Her work has been anthologized in Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing and translated into Italian for the magazine Abbiamo le Prove.Erika Staiti lives in Oakland and is author of In the Stitches (Trafficker) and The Undying Present (Krupskaya).

Admission fee: $8.00
8:00pm
The Poetry Project
131 East 10th Street
St. Mark's Church
10003 New York, New York
Jun 03 2015

Spring Workshop Reading

Participants of The Poetry Project’s Spring 2015 writing workshops, led by Eileen Myles, Anselm Berrigan, and Martha Oatis, will gather to read work they produced.

Admission fee: $8.00
8:00pm
The Poetry Project
131 East 10th Street
St. Mark's Church
10003 New York, New York
Jun 03 2015

James Merrill: Life and Art

Langdon Hammer is a poet, editor, and chair of the Yale English Department. The New Yorker calls his new biography of James Merrill “as vivid and artful an account as we are likely to encounter.” Stephen Yenser, Merrill’s co-literary executor, joins Hammer to discuss and read the work of this great twentieth century poet.POETRYThis series of readings is organized and hosted by Stephen Yenser, poet and professor at UCLA and author of A Boundless Field: American Poetry at Large and Blue Guide

10:30pm
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
90024 Los Angeles, California
Jun 04 2015

UCLA Award-Winning Student Poets

For over a decade, Hammer’s Poetry Series has concluded its annual offerings for the academic year with a reading by a stellar group of up-and-coming writers who have won awards for competitions sponsored by the Department of English or by a statewide consortium of universities. Tonight you will experience just why this group of UCLA-educated poets have garnered praise. Please enjoy this new wave of literary talent in action, and join our tradition of welcoming their unique voices into the world.

The UCLA Department of English is pleased to announce the winners of these creative writing competitions in poetry for 2015-2015:

The Fred and Edith Herman Memorial Prize from the Academy of American Poets
Tina Lawson for “The Dusty Plains of Cheeks” and other poems

The Fred and Edith Herman Memorial Honorable Mention
Donna Tang for “Migration” and other poems

The Shirle Dorothy Robbins Award (first place tie)
Sarah Nance for “In the Kitchen Room” and other poems
Jeremy Schmidt for “The Like Poems”

The Shirle Dorothy Robbins Award (second place)
Neela Saraswati for “Trainstops” and other poems

POETRY
This series of readings is organized and hosted by Stephen Yenser, poet and professor at UCLA and author of A Boundless Field: American Poetry at Large and Blue Guide.

10:30pm
Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
90024 Los Angeles, California

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poem
I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond
      all this fiddle.
   Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one
      discovers in
   it after all, a place for the genuine.
      Hands that can grasp, eyes
      that can dilate, hair that can rise
         if it must, these
poem
        To have been age enough.
To have been leg enough.
Been enough bold. Said no. 
Been a girl grown into that 
negative construction. Or said yes 
on condition of a dress. To be yours 
if my skirts skimmed the floors.
To have demanded each seam 
celestial, appealed for planetary pleats.
        And when you
poem
Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck,
And yet methinks I have astronomy;
But not to tell of good or evil luck,
Of plagues, of dearths, or seasons' quality;
Nor can I fortune to brief minutes tell,
Pointing to each his thunder, rain, and wind,
Or say with princes if it shall go well
By oft predict that I in