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Feb 10 2016

Harold Clurman Poetry Reading Series Presents: Saeed Jones and Evie Shockley

Harold Clurman Poetry Reading Series Presents: Saeed Jones and Evie Shockley

The purpose of The Harold Clurman Center for Poetry, Poetic Drama and the Spoken Word is to explore the relationship between the actor and dramatic language, to celebrate dramatic and poetic language as a necessary but perhaps under-appreciated aspect of the actor’s art and craft, and to open channels of communication between poets, playwrights, actors, directors, voice specialists and critics in order to better understand issues of written and spoken language and the relationship between them. The Board of Advisors for this Center is Literary Critic Harold Bloom, Poet John Ashbery, Poet Grace Schulman, Voice Experts Cicely Berry, Andrew Wade and Deborah Hecht.

Saeed Jones and Evie Shockley
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7pm
Free and open to the public

 

7:00pm
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
31 West 27th Street, Floor 3
10001 New York, New York
Feb 12 2016

Library Book Club: Juan Felipe Herrera

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In February, the book club discusses Half of the World in Light: New and Selected Poems by Juan Felipe Herrera. Space is limited to 15 participants. Please reserve your spot by emailing library@poetryfoundation.org.

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
60654 Chicago, Illinois
Feb 19 2016

Howard County Poetry and Literature Society's 38th Irish Evening of Music and Poetry

Poet Guest Eamon Grennan will read from his work , followed by Narrowbacks Eileen Korn Estes, Jesse Winch, Terence Winch, Llinda Hickman, and Brendan Mulvihill on fiddle in a concert of traditional Irish music with stepdancers from the Culkin School and Irish coffee and beer for sale in the lobby.

Admission fee: $35.00
7:30pm
Smith Theatre in the Horowitz Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
21044 Columbia, Maryland
Feb 23 2016

Poetry Reading Hosted by Scott Hightower

Hosted by Scott Hightower, poet, reviewer, translator, and faculty at NYU Gallatin.

Readers include:
* B.K. Fischer, author of St. Rage's Vault (Word Works, 2013)
* Patricia Spears Jones - author of A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems (White Pine Press, 2015)
* Terese Svoboda, author of When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley: Selected and New Poems (Anhinga Press, 2015).
* Jonathan Wells, author of The Man with Many Pens (Four Way Books, 2016)

Contact: yy6@nyu.edu
6:00pm
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway
10003 New York, New York
Feb 25 2016

Poetry Reading with Kate Farrell and Mark Statman

Kate Farrell studied with the poet Kenneth Koch who would become a frequent literary collaborator. Of her seven books, two were co-authored by Koch. Farrell’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, and her work was chosen for three editions of Best Spiritual Writing.

Mark Statman’s most recent book of poetry is That Train Again (Lavender Ink, 2015). A poet, essayist, and translator, Statman is  Associate Professor in Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, NY.

Contact: yy6@nyu.edu
6:00pm
NYU Bookstore
726 Broadway
10003 New York, New York

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That was in a room for rent.
It had a window and a bed,

it was enough for dreaming,
for stunning facts like being

at last, and undeniably
in NYC, enough to hold

enfolded as in a pregnancy,
those not-yet-painted works

to be. They, hanging fire,
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He's really beautiful. When he's standing in the trees like that and thinks nobody sees him. He's like a stag. Which sounds silly but he is. The way the light shines on him. The way it bounces off his hair like spray from the sprinkler. And he doesn't know it right then. Because he's looking somewhere else. Maybe

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Down on Comegys Road, two miles
from the Rifle Club that meets Wednesdays,
summer to fall, firing into a blackness
they call night but I know is a body,
in unpaved Kennedyville, not far
from the Bight, on five acres of green
organic farm, next to the algaed pond
that yields the