If I know my angels, I know what they would say --Joe Henry He came to me In a whisky-blue dream In midtown Manhattan. He wasn't angry anymore. He seemed happy to find Me again, my old self. Picking up his ghost guitar, He played me a new song. He played it sweet and
Continuing his support of New York's rich literary tradition, in January 2016 Governor Cuomo appointed Yusef Komunyakaa as New York's 11th state poet, taking over for Marie Howe. Throughout his two-year term, the poet laureate promotes and encourages poetry writing throughout New York by giving public readings and talks within the state.
Sep 27 2016
Daniela Gioseffi, American Book Award winning author of 16 books of poetry and prose, Editor of Eco-Poetry.org, will host Widely Accomplished poet and literary scholar, Alicia Ostriker, a Chancelor of the Academy of American Poets, as featured reader, and also show poetry clips from the docu-drama, Author & Activist:The Daniela Gioseffi Story, by prize-winning filmmaker Anton Evangelista of Comprehensive Films Inc.
Other distinguised readers are poets: Eliot Katz, Burt Kimmelman, George Held, Nina Tassi, Peggy Ann Tarte, Joanne Monte, Nancy Marcado and Rob Marchesani. There will be a brief intermission with light refreshments. The event takes place in The Betty Kray downstairs Auditorium of beautiful Poets House, a library housing one of the largest poetry collections in the USA. Come early and browse the library. Books will be available from featured poets. Light refreshments will be served at a brief intermission. FREE. Suggested contribution $5.
10 River Terrace at Battery Park & Murray St.10282 New York City, New York
Aug 16 2016
Join Red Hen Press in Bryant Park, NYC, for a reading featuring Victoria Chang, Andrew Lam, Seema Reza, Brynn Saito, and Tess Taylor.
This is a free event.
Read the authors’ bios here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1672087856399386/
Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 40th, and 42nd Streets10018 New York, New York
Jul 24 2016
Dana Levin, Christopher J. Johnson and out-of-towner, Leah Umansky will read at Teatro Paraguas at 5pm at July 24, 2016.
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For Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956
Strange now to think of you, gone without corsets & eyes, while I walk on the sunny pavement of Greenwich Village. downtown Manhattan, clear winter noon, and I've been up all night, talking, talking, reading the Kaddish aloud, listening to Ray Charles blues
for my father, Frank Espada In 1941, my father saw his first big league ballgame at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn: the Dodgers and the Cardinals. My father took his father's hand. When the umpires lumbered on the field, the band in the stands with a bass drum and trombone struck up a chorus of Three Blind