upcoming events

Apr 28 2015


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.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
10012 New York, New York
Apr 27 2015

Talking Dead: Reading Late Poets Who Inspire

Celebrate National Poetry Month and the dead poets who inspire you at 7 p.m. in the Popular Library Lounge at the Main Library. Join Matt Hart—editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety, and chair of the Department of Liberal Arts, Art Academy of Cincinnati—for our open mic session. Read a poem from a dead poet who has inspired your work, along with one or two of your own poems that reflect that inspiration. Sign-up for the open mic session begins at 6:30 p.m.

Main Library - Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
800 Vine Street
45202 Cincinnati, Ohio
Apr 27 2015

Mendi + Keith Obadike & Ronaldo V. Wilson

Mendi + Keith Obadike make music, art and literature. Their works include The Sour Thunder, an Internet opera (Bridge Records), Crosstalk: American Speech Music (Bridge Records), Black.Net.Art Actions, a suite of new media artworks (published in re:skin on M.I.T Press), Big House / Disclosure, a 200 hour public sound installation (Northwestern University), Phonotype, a book & CD of media artworks, and a poetry collection, Armor and Flesh (Lotus Press). They have contributed sounds/music to projects by wide range of artists including loops for soul singer D’Angelo’s first album and a score for playwright Anna Deavere Smith. They were invited to develop their first “opera-masquerade” by writer Toni Morrison at her Princeton Atelier.  Their intermedia work has been commissioned by the NY African Film Festival and Electronic Arts Intermix, the Yale Cabaret, Whitechapel Art Gallery (London), and the Whitney Museum of Art, among other institutions. Their music has been featured on New York and Chicago public radio, as well as on Juniradio (104.5) in Berlin.Ronaldo V. Wilson is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man (University of Pittsburgh, 2008), winner of the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and Poems of the Black Object (Futurepoem Books, 2009), winner of the Thom Gunn Award and the Asian American Literary Award in Poetry in 2010. His latest books: Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other is forthcoming from Counterpath Press, and Lucy 72 will be released by 1913 Press.

Admission fee: $8.00
St. Mark's Church
131 East 10th Street
10003 New York, New York