We'll go no more a-roving by the light of the moon. November glooms are barren beside the dusk of June. The summer flowers are faded, the summer thoughts are sere. We'll go no more a-roving, lest worse befall, my dear. We'll go no more a-roving by the light of the moon. The song we sang rings hollow, and
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Dec 04 2015
Join the ongoing conversation between the literary and visual arts as Rosamond S. King performs evocative, interdisciplinary poems within the setting of the Musical Instruments permanent collections galleries.
Free with museum admission.
Event sponsored by: Poets House, presented in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments- Gallery 681, Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue10028 New York, New York
Dec 05 2015
Poetry Reading, December 5, 2015, Saturday, 7 PM
Baron Wormser, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, and Bitite Vinklers
Launch of Newly Redesigned Manhattan Review, Vol. 17 #1
The Manhattan Review Reading Series
Baron Wormser is the author/co-author of fourteen books and a poetry chapbook. Wormser has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bread Loaf, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. From 2000 to 2006 he served as poet laureate of the state of Maine. His latest book of poetry, Unidentified Sighing Objects (CavanKerry Press), came out in September, 2015. His essay on Willem de Kooning appeared in Best American Essays 2014.
Jeanne Marie Beaumont is the author of Burning of the Three Fires, Curious Conduct, and Placebo Effects. Her fourth book, Letters from Limbo, is forthcoming in 2016. Recent work has appeared in Ploughshares, Cave Wall, Gulf Coast, Southern Poetry Review, and Conduit. She lives in Manhattan and teaches for the Stonecoast MFA program and at the 92nd Street Y.
Bitite Vinklers has just published a brilliant new translation of the work of Latvian poet Imants Ziedonis, Each Day Catches Fire (Red Dragonfly Press).
121 Ludlow Street10002 New York, New York
Dec 09 2015
Tracy K. Smith is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light (Knopf, 2015) and three books of poetry. Her collection Life on Mars won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. Duende won the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and an Essence Literary Award. The Body’s Question was the winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith was the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers Award in 2004 and a Whiting Award in 2005. In 2014 the Academy of American Poets awarded Smith with the Academy Fellowship, awarded to one poet each year to recognize distinguished poetic achievement.
Moderated by Honor Moore, nonfiction coordinator, Creative Writing Program.
The New School, Wollman Hall
65 W. 11th Street, 5th floor (Room 500)10011 New York, New York
Dec 09 2015
Open Mic Night in Yakima meets every 2nd Wednesday, Sept. thru May, 7 pm. Each event is hosted by a local poet who will begin the evening with several poems. Poets are then asked to the mic from the evening's sign-up sheet, first-come, first-read, original poems only. Donations to cover our use of the space are welcome. Information: Ed Stover 509 225 9941 or email Yakima Coffeehouse Poets at email@example.com.
The Seasons Reception Hall
102 North Naches98902 Yakima, Washington
Dec 12 2015
Miriam Nichols’s expertly edited The Astonishment Tapes (2015), a transcript of twenty autobiographical audiotapes recorded in an attic room in Vancouver by poet Robin Blaser in 1974. Thirty years prior, Blaser, along with Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer, formed the Berkeley core of what is now known as the San Francisco Renaissance. Reminiscent of the perfect mix attained by Blaser’s legendary martinis, this talk by Nichols blends gossip and literary legacy into a balanced representation of this mythic poet.
$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members.
Admission fee: $10.00
10 River Terrace10282 New York, New York
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There are three folk driving in a quaint old chaise,
And the cliff-side track looks green and fair;
I view them talking in quiet glee
As they drop down towards the puffins' lair
By the roughest of ways;
But another with the three rides on, I see,
Whom I like not to be there!
after Lowell our mothers wrung hell and hardtack from row and boll. fenced others' gardens with bones of lovers. embarking from Africa in chains reluctant pilgrims stolen by Jehovah's light planted here the bitter seed of blight and here eternal torches mark