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The Man Behind the Piano Van: Chris Stroffolino in Conversation July 22, 2013: [caption id="attachment_70921" align="alignright" width="500"] Photo by Christopher Funkhouser[/caption] Last month Chris Stroffolino wrote in to Harriet to follow up on the news story we ran in March about his music, poetry, and the recent difficult events in his life, including a stroke and job loss. Our post was largely based on an LA Weekly [...] by

Experience Unlimited at the East Bay Poetry Summit June 17, 2013: I told lots of people that I was going to write about the East Bay Poetry Summit for Harriet’s "Open Door" series. And each time, I followed it up with a confession: “It was so wonderful, I have no idea how to write about it. Everyone will just think I drank the Kool-Aid!” I hoped that with enough time, I’d get some critical distance [...] by

The 2013 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair Recap May 29, 2013: On Friday, April 5th I found myself in the wrong rust belt city, surrounded by the wrong group of rust belt poets. I was in Cleveland when I was supposed to be getting ready to write an "Open Door" feature on the 2013 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair. Like John Carter of Mars, I found myself transported to the wrong place and wrong time for the civic [...] by

Native Innovation at Poets House March 29, 2013: Who: Native American Poets What: Native Innovation: Indigenous American Poetry in the 21st Century When: March 21 through March 24, 2013 Where: Poets House, New York *** The ghosts of the Mohawk woman Molly Brant and the Canarsee chief Gowane, the burdens and gifts of history, the deaths and resurrections of languages, the puzzles and [...] by

The National Mall, Washington, D.C. January 21, 2013: Who: Richard Blanco What: President Obama's Second Inauguration When: January 21st, 2013 Where: The National Mall, Washington, D.C. *** “Knock knock.” “Who's there?” “Inaugural poem!” That's the approach I settled on as I biked down to the National Mall this morning. A good way in, I thought, much more likely to get [...] by

Everything Begins Elsewhere August 7, 2012: Who: Tishani Doshi and composer Max Ablitzer What: Everything Begins Elsewhere, a collaborative performance of music and poetry When: Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 7 PM Where: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London “Open Door” features audio, video, and online media to document dynamic interactions between poetry and its audience. [...] by

Rain of Poems July 23, 2012: Who: Casagrande, over 300 poets from 204 countries What: Rain of Poems, London 2012 When: Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 9 PM Where: Jubilee Gardens, Southbank Centre, London “Open Door” features audio, video, and online media to document dynamic interactions between poetry and its audience. “Open Door” showcases performance, [...] by

Kahnstallations July 19, 2012: Who: Mandy Kahn and other LA poets, Ali Heinwein What: Kahnstallations: Mandy Kahn's Poetry Installations and Musical Collaborations When: 31 May 2012, 8 PM Where: The Last Bookstore and The Standard Downtown, Los Angeles *** [caption id="attachment_50142" align="alignright" width="500" caption="Mandy Kahn at The Last Bookstore © [...] by

I Dreamt I Went to the 2012 Poets House Showcase Opening, and It Was Real July 16, 2012: Who: Corina Copp What: Poets House Showcase When: Saturday, June 30, 2012 Where: New York “Open Door” features audio, video, and online media to document dynamic interactions between poetry and its audience. “Open Door” showcases performance, scholarship, and engagement outside the usual boundaries of slams, workshops, and book [...] by

Photograffiti in Paris—coda: “Vu de la porte du fond” July 6, 2012: No one would call Rosa Barba’s work graffiti, at least not the Italian artist’s exhibition at the Jeu de Paume, on display through September 23. Included in the museum’s Satellite 5 series, according to curator Filipa Oliveira the show “intervenes in the interstitial spaces” of the building, from the mezzanine to the basement. Any expo [...] by