Under the separated leaves of shade Of the gingko, that old tree That has existed essentially unchanged Longer than any other living tree, I walk behind a woman. Her hair's coarse gold Is spun from the sunlight that it rides upon. Women were paid to knit from sweet champagne Her second skin: it winds 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.
In 2016 Rebecca Black was appointed the poet laureate of Albany, New York. Black is the author of Cottonlandia (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005), winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry.
Jan 29 2017
Please join us for a Reading, Mini-Exhibition, and Celebration Melancholia: Hinge as Innominate Limina by Will Alexander, Heller Levinson, Linda Lynch, and Mary Newell
The collection includes:- two poetic essays and drawings by poet/ artist Will Alexander,
- a section of Hinge poetics by Heller Levinson
- integrated poem/drawings by Levinson and visual artist Linda Lynch
- a meditation on the “Shades of Melancholy” by Mary Newell
7:00pm to 9:00pm
85 East 4th Street10003 New York, New York
Jan 27 2017
Celebrate the 100th birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) with poets Angela Jackson and Quraysh Ali Lansana, who will read Brooks’ work and engage in a conversation on her legacy. A Shelley Memorial Award winner, Jackson is the author of numerous plays, novels and poetry collections, including the National Book Award-nominated And All These Roads Be Luminous: Poems Selected and New (Northwestern University Press, 1998). Lansana is the author of numerous poetry collections, including mystic turf (Willow Books, 2012) and They Shall Run: Harriet Tubman Poems (Third World Press, 2004); with Nate Marshall and Kevin Coval, he edited The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip Hop (Haymarket Books, 2015). Co-hosted by the NYU Creative Writing Program. Free and open to the public.
58 W. 10th St10011 New York, New York
Jan 27 2017
“COUPLET”—A Quarterly Poetry Reading Series & Social at The Delancey (lower level), Lower East Side, NYC
Produced by Leah Umansky & DJ Ceremony, and hosted by poet Leah Umansky, COUPLET is a quarterly reading series held on the Lower East Side featuring both emerging and established poets. Every event features music & after-party by DJ Ceremony. No cover.
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for the 43 members of Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Local 100, working at the Windows on the World restaurant, who lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center
Alabanza. Praise the cook with the shaven head and a tattoo on his shoulder that said Oye
who by the time it arrived
had made its plan heretofore
stonewall it had not a penny
thats not true it had several pennies
can you make a sovereign nation a national park how condescending
instead just tell them to honor the treaty
what can poetry do