I. To summarize the past by theft and allusion With a parasong a palimpsest A manuscreed writ over A graph of consciousness at best A consciousness of felt life A rushing together Of the raisins of wrath Of living and dying The laughter and forgetting
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Feb 19 2016
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
Smith Theatre in the Horowitz Center for Visual and Performing Arts at Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway21044 Columbia, Maryland
Feb 23 2016
Hosted by Scott Hightower, poet, reviewer, translator, and faculty at NYU Gallatin.
726 Broadway10003 New York, New York
Feb 25 2016
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.
726 Broadway10003 New York, New York
Mar 05 2016
Gather to celebrate the endless capacity and singular brilliance of Bernadette Mayer. She is the author of more than twenty collections of poetry including Poetry State Forest (2008) and Sonnets (1989), which was recently reprinted to mark its twenty-fifth anniversary. This reading will feature special introductions by Michael Ruby and Sam Truitt, co-editors of Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words: The Collected Early Books of Bernadette Mayer (2015). Follow Mayer’s example and “turn formally to love to spend the day.”
$10 General Admission; $7 Students and Seniors; Free for Poets House Members
Admission fee: $10.00
10 River Terrace at Murray Street10282 New York, New York
Mar 08 2016
Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. This Poets on Craft event features Kyle Dargan, Monica Ferrell, and Kyla Marshell.
Kyle Dargan is the author of three collections of poetry: The Listening (2004), which won the Cave Canem Prize, Bouquet of Hungers(2007), awarded the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in poetry, and Logorrhea Dementia (2010). His poems and non-fiction have appeared in newspapers such as the Newark Star-Ledger, and journals such as Callaloo, Denver Quarterly, and Ploughshares, among others. Former managing editor of Callaloo, Dargan is also the founding editor of the magazine Post no Ills. He earned his BA from the University of Virginia and MFA from Indiana University, where he was a Yusef Komunyakaa fellow and poetry editor of the Indiana Review. He is the Director of Creative Writing at American University and lives in Washington DC.
Monica Ferrell’s first collection of poems, Beats for the Chase, was published by Sarabande Books in 2008. Her first novel, The Answer is Always Yes, appeared from the Dial Press in May 2008. A former “Discovery”/The Nation prizewinner and Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, her poems have appeared in The New York Review of Books, Paris Review, Tin House, and other magazines and anthologies. She lives in Brooklyn.
Kyla Marshell’s poems and essays have appeared online and in print in Blackbird, Calyx, Eleven Eleven, Mythium, the November 3rd Club, PMS poem-memoir-story, SPOOK Magazine, Vinyl Poetry, and elsewhere. Her poetry earned her an Academy of American Poets College Prize, Cave Canem and Jacob K. Javits fellowships, a Vermont Studio Center residency, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. More recently, Kyla has published essays, articles, interviews, and reviews in Gawker, the Guardian, REVIVE Music, Sarah Lawrence Magazine, Wondaland.com, and Zora Magazine. Her writing has garnered recognition from Ebony.com, which in 2013, named her one of "7 Young Black Writers You Should Know." The lifestyle site Ravishly.com called Kyla one of "3 Emerging Writers Carrying on the Torch of Maya Angelou." She is a graduate of Spelman College with a BA in English.
The New School
55 W. 13th Street10011 New York, New York
Theresa Lang Center, 2nd floor
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Long after you have swung back away from me I think you are still with me: you come in close to the shore on the tide and nudge me awake the way a boat adrift nudges the pier: am I a pier half-in half-out of the water? and in the pleasure of that communion I lose track, the moon I watch goes down, the tide
It's so quiet now the children have decided to stop being born. We raise our cups in an empty room. In this light, the curtains are transparent as gauze. Through the open window we hear nothing-- no airplane, lawn mower, no siren speeding its white pain through the city's traffic. There is no traffic. What