Every city in America is approached through a work of art, usually a bridge but sometimes a road that curves underneath or drops down from the sky. Pittsburgh has a tunnel— you don't know it—that takes you through the rivers and under the burning hills. I went there to cry in the woods or carry my heavy
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Oct 18 2018 to Oct 21 2018
For the fifth time, the largest poetry event in North America, the 17th Biennial Dodge Poetry Festival, will return to Newark, New Jersey. For four days, Newark’s vibrant downtown Arts District will host the Festival, featuring some of our most celebrated, diverse and vibrant poets and spoken word artists.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Pulitzer Prize-winners Sharon Olds and Gregory Pardlo, as well as much-published and award-winning poets Sandra Cisneros, Sapphire, Eileen Myles, Ntozake Shange, Henri Cole, Gregory Orr, Mary Ruefle, and David Young, will be giving Featured Readings during the Festival and are among the dozens of acclaimed poets who will participate in the four-day event, which takes place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and other venues in Newark’s Downtown Arts District from Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21, 2018.
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Admission fee: $70.00
9:30am to 4:00pm
New Jersey Performing Arts Center & Newark Downtown Arts District
1 Center Street07102 Newark, New Jersey
Oct 15 2018
Using Electricity is a series of computer generated books by Counterpath, meant to reward reading in conventional and unconventional ways. The series title takes a line from the computer generated poem A House of Dust, developed by Alison Knowles with James Tenney in 1967. This early work, a FORTRAN computer program and a signifcant early generator of poetic text, combines diferent lines to produce descriptions of houses. The series is edited by Nick Montfort.
Join the authors in conversation with series editor Nick Montfort, and Dan Rockmore, computer scientist and director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science.
McNally Jackson Williamsburg
76 North 4th Street11249 Brooklyn, New York
Oct 16 2018
Award-winning poets and close friends Forrest Gander (author of Be With, New Directions, 2018) and Brenda Hillman (author of Extra Hidden Life Among the Days, Wesleyan, 2018) will read from their new collections. A book-signing — provided by Harvard Book Store — will follow the event.
Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library
Harvard Yard02138 Cambridge, Massachusetts
Oct 16 2018
Catherine Barnett is the author of three collections of poetry. Her most recent book, Human Hours, will be published in early fall 2018 by Graywolf Press. Her two previous collections are Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, which won the Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Book, and The Game of Boxes, winner of the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets. Her honors include a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches graduate and undergraduate students in the Creative Writing Program at NYU and is a Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College.
Donna Masini in the author of three books of poems--4:30 Movie (W.W. Norton and Co., 2018), Turning to Fiction (Norton 2004), That Kind of Danger (Beacon Press, 1994)--and a novel, About Yvonne (Norton,1998). Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, Pushcart Prize, Brooklyn Poets, Best American Poetry 2015. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, she is a Professor of English at Hunter College where she teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program.
The event is moderated by Honor Moore.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street - Room I-20210011 New York, New York
Oct 16 2018
The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. Each hour-long event features readings by two Chicagoland writing program instructors and two of their current or recent students. October’s Open Door Reading presents Eric Elshtain and his student Brianna James-Ray, and Jennifer Nelson and her student Megan Stockton.
61 West Superior60654 Chicago, Illinois
Caliban speaks to Stephano and Trinculo.
Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears; and sometime voices,
That, if I then had waked after long sleep,