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Apr 28 2015

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH CELEBRATION (POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA)

The PSA joins Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in hosting a poetry bash for National Poetry Month, with support from media sponsors Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Poets, and Wave Books. Readings by Rickey Laurentiis, Cate Marvin, Sharon Olds, Matthew Rohrer, Danez Smith, and Wendy XuCo-presented with Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Foundation, and Wave Books.

7:00pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
10012 New York, New York
Apr 28 2015

Rush Hour Reading

In collaboration with the Poetry Society of America, we are pleased to present Los Angeles-based poets Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Luis J. Rodriguez, Robin Coste Lewis, Kate Gale and Eloise Klein Healy (2012 Poet Laureate of Los Angeles) who will give readings of their work in celebration of National Poetry Month. The poets will be available for conversation following the readings. Free copies of past Poetry in Motion/LA™ bookmarks will be available for the public. The free, all ages event will take place in Union Station East. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/968659523168715/

4:00pm to 5:30pm
Union Station East
800 Alameda St.
90012 Los Angeles, California
Apr 28 2015

RUSH HOUR READING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: POETRY IN MOTION

RUSH HOUR READING
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: POETRY IN MOTION/LA™
with Kate Gale, Eloise Klein Healey, Robin Coste Lewis, and Luis RodriguezThe PSA joins Los Angeles Metro, our partner in Poetry in Motion/LA™, for a celebration of National Poetry Month, featuring new LA Poetry in Motion poets Kate Gale and Robin Coste Lewis, as well as Eloise Klein Healey and Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Luis Rodriguez.Co-sponsored by Metro Art at LA Metro, as part of Metro Presentswhich showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station.

4:00pm
Union Station East
800 N Alameda St
90012 Los Angeles, California
Apr 28 2015

I Never Saw Another Butterfly: Poetry after Auschwitz

Part of the "Helpers, Heroes and Liberators" season, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe. More information at http://annefrank.com/helpers-heroes-and-liberators/The event is free for Holocaust survivors.Space limited. Reservations recommended.info@annefrank.com 

Admission fee: $8.00
6:30pm
The Anne Frank Center USA
44 Park Place
10007 New York, New York
Apr 28 2015

Poetry in the Garden 2015

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is celebrating National Poetry Month all of April with its 17th annual Poetry in the Garden series. Special programs will be held every Tuesday night ─ 7 p.m. on April 7, April 14, April 21 and April 28 ─ at the Main Library. Each night will feature local poets reading from their works as well as open mic time for anyone else who would like to read a poem. On April 28 the Greater Cincinnati Writers League will hold a read-around. 

7:00pm
Main Library - Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
800 Vine Street
45202 Cincinnati, Ohio

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poems

poem
My friend Michael and I are walking home arguing about the movie.
He says that he believes a person can love someone
and still be able to murder that person.

I say, No, that's not love. That's attachment.
Michael says, No, that's love. You can love someone, then come to a day

when you're forced to think "it's
poem
For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry.
For he is the servant of the Living God, duly and daily serving him.
For at the first glance of the glory of God in the East he worships in his way.
For is this done by wreathing his body seven times round with elegant quickness.
For then he leaps up to catch the musk, which
poem
Tonopah's
the only place
contour lines
appear
to rise

between there
and Goldfield
the first
Joshua trees

beer at the Mozart Club

from then on
it's all downhill

between Mercury
and Indian Springs
the light
begins to change

you wonder
what you'll do
when you reach
the edge
of the map

out there
on the horizon