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Apr 29 2015

Whit Griffin & Thomas Meyer

Whit Griffin is the author, most recently, of A Far-Shining Crystal (Cultural Society, 2013). His book-length poem, We Who Saw Everything, is forthcoming from Cultural Society. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Golden Handcuffs Review, Chicago Review and Hambone.Thomas Meyer grew up in Seattle, graduated from Bard College. His most recent books of poetry are Essay Stanzas (The Song Cave) and Kintsugi (Flood Editions), and most recent translations are Easy Answers: The I Ching (BlazeVOX), Beowulf (punctum), and the Daode jing (Flood Editions). A reprint of Staves Calends Legends is forthcoming.

Admission fee: $8.00
8:00pm
St. Mark's Church
131 East 10th Street
10003 New York, New York
Jun 05 2015

Volunteer/Intern Reading & Potluck

The Poetry Project relies heavily on the generous work and dedication of our ​amazing volunteers and interns—many of whom are poets, writers,​ ​artists,​ and activists​. To festively round out the 2014-15 season, we’re throwing a potluck and a reading to celebrate, but more importantly, show our immense appreciation for our volunteers and interns. ​FREE​

8:00pm
The Poetry Project
131 East 10th Street
St. Mark's Church
10003 New York, New York
May 29 2015

The Recluse #11 Launch Reading

Join us for a launch reading celebrating  issue #11 of The Poetry Project’s online journal, The Recluse. Contributors TBA in late spring 2015.2015 Editors: Laura Henriksen, Stacy Szymaszek, Nicole Wallace, and Simone White

Admission fee: $8.00
8:00pm
The Poetry Project
131 East 10th Street
St. Mark's Church
10003 New York, New York
May 07 2015

THE NEW SALON: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS: Yona Harvey and Afaa Weaver, with Charif Shanahan

Yona Harvey is a literary artist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the author of the poetry collection Hemming the Water (Four Way Books: New York), which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University. She is also the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant in literary nonfiction from The Pittsburgh Foundation. Her poems can be found in jubilat, Gulf Coast, Callaloo, West Branch, and various journals and anthologies, including A Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry (Ed. Annie Finch). She lives in Pennsylvania, where she is assistant professor in the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh.Afaa Michael Weaver is the author of fourteen collections of poetry, most recently City of Eternal Spring. His twelfth collection, The Government of Nature, won the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award. His other honors include three Pushcart prizes in poetry, NEA and Pew fellowships, and a Fulbright appointment in 2002 to teach in Taiwan. Also a playwright, he received the PDI Award (1993), and his new play is GRIP. Weaver works in contemporary Chinese poetry as a translator and teaches at Simmons College and in the Drew University MFA program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation. His websites: plumflowertrilogy.org & afaaweaver.netCo-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program.

Admission is free.

7:00am
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, New York University
58 West 10th Street
10011 New York, New York
Apr 30 2015

THE NEW SALON: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS: Dorothea Lasky, with Deborah Landau

Dorothea Lasky is the author of four books of poetry, most recently ROME (W.W. Norton/Liveright, 2014), as well as Thunderbird, Black Life, AWE, all out from Wave Books. She is the co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney's, 2013) and several chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). Currently, she is an assistant professor of poetry at Columbia University's School of the Arts and lives in New York City.Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program.

Admission is free.

7:00pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, NYU
58 West 10th Street
10011 New York, New York

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In the long, sleepless watches of the night,
A gentle face--the face of one long dead--
Looks at me from the wall, where round its head
The night-lamp casts a halo of pale light.
Here in this room she died, and soul more white
Never through martyrdom of fire was led
To its repose; nor can in books be read
The
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I’m older than my father when he turned
bright gold and left his body with its used-up liver
in the Faulkner Hospital, Jamaica Plain.  I don’t 
believe in the afterlife, don’t know where he is 
now his flesh has finished rotting from his long 
bones in the Jewish Cemetery—he could be the only 
convert under
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