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Mar 19 2019

Bryant Park Winter Poetry with Tupelo Press

Hear established and emerging poets read their poetry as Bryant Park Poetry goes indoors for the winter. This month's program is presented in partnership with Tupelo Press.
Featuring the poets: Chaun Ballard, Joseph Campana, Mario Chard, and Nomi Stone.
Kinokuniya Bookstore provides a warm environment where you’ll meet other poetry aficionados. Located at 1073 Avenue of the Americas, between West 40th and West 41st Streets. The bookstore sits opposite Bryant Park. Books are available for purchase and for signing by the poets.
Winter Poetry readings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, January - April, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Readings are free and open to the public.
*Please note: programs are subject to change
Kinokuniya Bookstore
1073 Avenue of the Americas
between West 40th and West 41st Streets
10018 New York, New York
Mar 21 2019

Official Launch of The Question Authority by Rachel Cline

Celebrate the launch of The Question Authority by Rachel Cline at Nuyorican Poets Cafe on March 21st at 7:00 p.m. Learn more about Cline's latest novel, which features a protagonist hailed by Kirkus Reviews as "beautifully crafted" and reignites the #MeToo movement by examining the effects of sexual abuse on two friends from childhood. The event will also feature an appearance by author Dennis Must and a musical performance by Marykate O'Neil.

Tickets are only $10 if you order now:

Admission fee: $15.00
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E 3rd Street
10009 New York City, New York
Mar 21 2019

Epic Voices: One Hundred Million Million Poems & Oulipo with Matt Madden

Cartoonist Matt Madden explores the relationship between long-form poetic traditions and the procedural compositions of the avant-garde French writing group Oulipo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle, or Workshop for Potential Literature), examining such works as Raymond Queneau’s One Hundred Million Million Poems, a modular set of ten sonnets that would take multiple lifetimes to read in its entirety.
Admission: $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members.
Admission fee: $10.00
Poets House
10 River Terrace
10282 New York, New York
Mar 23 2019

Literary Partners Program: Red Hen Press presents Elizabeth Bradfield, Eloise Klein Healy, Maurya Simon, and Amber Flora Thomas

Red Hen Press, in celebration of its 25th Anniversary, is proud to present four unforgettable authors for an evening of beautiful literature. Renowned researcher Elizabeth Bradfield, former Los Angeles poet laureate Eloise Klein Healy, acclaimed poet Maurya Simon, and Cave Canem Award winner Amber Flora Thomas come together to celebrate their work at the famed Poets House in New York City.
This event is made possible through Poets House’s Literary Partners Program. Poets House is an ADA accessible facility.
Admission: Free and open to the public
Sponsored By Red Hen Press.
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Poets House
10 River Terrace
10282 New York, New York
Mar 23 2019

Red Hen Press at Poets House

Join Red Hen Press at the Poets House in NYC for readings from the wonderful Eloise Klein Healy, Maurya Simon, Amber Flora Thomas, and Elizabeth Bradfield!

Eloise Klein Healy is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings (Red Hen Press, 2013) and forthcoming Another Phase (Red Hen Press, 2018). She was the founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles where she is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita. Healy directed the Women’s Studies Program at California State University Northridge and taught in the Feminist Studio Workshop at The Woman’s Building in Los Angeles. She is the founding editor of Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press specializing in the work of lesbian authors. In December 2012, she was appointed the first Poet Laureate of the City of Los Angeles.

Amber Flora Thomas is the author of three collections of poetry: RED CHANNEL IN THE RUPTURE (2018), THE RABBITS COULD SING (2012), and EYE OF WATER (2005), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. A recipient of the Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize, Richard Peterson Prize, and Ann Stanford Prize, her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at East Carolina University in North Carolina.

Maurya Simon is the author of nine acclaimed volumes of poetry. In the spring of 2018, Red Hen Press will issue her tenth book, The Wilderness: New & Selected Poems, 1980–2016. Simon’s poems have appeared in over two hundred poetry anthologies, and she’s published her work in scores of distinguished literary magazines across the country. She has received numerous national awards, including an Indo/American Fulbright Fellowship (for a six month–long residency in Bangalore, South India), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, and two distinguished prizes from the Poetry Society of America. Simon has also twice served as a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. She has given poetry readings throughout the US and in Europe and India. Maurya Simon taught college-level literature and creative writing for thirty years, and she is currently a Professor Emerita in Creative Writing, and a Professor of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Riverside. She lives with her husband in the Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of four poetry collections, most recently "Toward Antarctica," a mixed-genre exploration, and "Once Removed."  Her awards include a Stegner Fellowship and the Audre Lorde Prize. Founder and editor-in-chief of Broadsided Press, she lives on Cape Cod, works as a naturalist on ships and shores around the globe, and is Associate Professor of creative writing at Brandeis University.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
10282 New York City, New York
Mar 24 2019

#PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week: Ferlinghetti at 100 / Open House Birthday Party at City Lights

On Sunday, March 24, 2019, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., join City Lights Books in celebrating Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th Birthday with a day of readings, reminiscences and joy at City Lights—along with neighborhood events at the Canessa Gallery, Vesuvio's, and Café Zoetrope—featuring an amazing lineup of poets, writers, and friends reading Lawrence's work.
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1:00pm to 5:00pm
City Lights Books
261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway
94133 San Francisco, California
Mar 24 2019

Red Hen Press at KGB Bar

Red Hen Press is proud to present Jericho Brown, Matty Layne Glasgow, Dolores Hayden, and heidi andrea restrepo rhodes at the famed KGB Bar Red Room for a night of unforgettable poetry.
85 E 4th Street
10003 New York City, New York
Mar 25 2019

Mass Poetry's Evening of Inspired Leaders

Evening of Inspired Leaders, a fundraiser to benefit Mass Poetry, highlights the power of poetry to inspire and delight while showcasing an all-star field of leaders. Inspired by Robert Pinsky's Favorite Poem Project, our 2019 event will feature emcee Meghna Chakrabarti, host of WBUR's On Point. Funds raised at Evening of Inspired Leaders will help Mass Poetry produce its dynamic roster of free and low-cost poetry programs for thousands of people, young and old, across Massachusetts.
And if you can support Mass Poetry at a VIP sponsor level, purchase a VIP package (by March 1st) to join us at the dessert reception at Boston Symphony Hall following the event. Meet the speakers and support Mass Poetry at the same time! Become a sponsor here:
See the incredible line-up of speakers here:
Admission fee: $25.00
Huntington Avenue Theatre
264 Huntington Ave
02115 Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 27 2019

Cave Canem Fellows Off-Site Reading

Experience our annual Off-Site Reading at AWP Portland, hosted by Literary Arts! This year’s reading is headlined by Portland and Seattle-based Cave Canem fellows Quenton Baker, Ashaki M. Jackson, Bettina Judd, Anastacia-Renee and Christopher Rose, who will open the night before an additional 15+ fellows share their work in four-minute, rapid-fire intervals. Fellow and Portland resident Samiya Bashir emcees. Free and open to the public, this event is co-presented with Literary Arts.

Literary Arts
925 SW Washington St.
97205 Portland, Oregon
Mar 28 2019

A Reading & Conversation with Dawn Lundy Martin, Morgan Parker and Evie Shockley

Enjoy an afternoon of phenomenal poetry and stimulating conversation! Award-winning poets Dawn Lundy MartinMorgan Parker and Evie Shockley give brief readings of their original work, followed by a discussion about poetry as a space for complex negotiations and radical reimaginings. While the meaning of diversity is being debated, these poets' unique voices and varied strategies expand the discourse beyond considerations of race and ethnicity. Their views of the poet as artist and social being disrupt familiar tropes assigned to “the writer of color.” Poet Fatimah Asghar moderates.

Portland Ballroom 253-254, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2

Open to AWP pass-holders. For more information on how to register, visit

Dawn Lundy Martin, PhD, is Professor in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Her books include A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering (University of Georgia Press, 2007); Discipline (Nightboat Books, 2011), finalist for the LA Times Book Prize; Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books, 2015); and Good Stock, Strange Blood (Coffee House Press, 2017).

Morgan Parkeris the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House Books, 2017) and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books, 2015). She is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow.

Evie Shockleyis author of the poetry books semiautomatic (Wesleyan, 2017), which was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, and the new black (Wesleyan, 2012), a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award winner, and the critical study Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2011). She is Professor of English at Rutgers University.

Fatimah Asgharis a nationally touring poet, photographer, and performer. She has received fellowships and residencies from Fulbright, Millay, University of Michigan, and Kundiman. Her work has appeared in many journals. Her chapbook After (YesYesBooks, 2015) is a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award.

Portland Ballroom 253-254
Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
97232 Portland, Oregon