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Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, September 23, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.


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Poetry off the Shelf: Villeda, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, Lisa Fishman, & Daniel Borzutzky
Reading

Thursday, September 24, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Villeda, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta, Lisa Fishman, & Daniel Borzutzky

Each year, roughly three dozen emerging and established writers from around the world travel to Iowa City, Iowa, a UNESCO City of Literature, for a ten-week residency at the University of Iowa’s...

Dianna Frid in Conversation with Jen Bervin
Conversation

Friday, September 25, 12:00PM

Dianna Frid in Conversation with Jen Bervin

The artist Dianna Frid discusses her work and relationship to text, form, and the book in this gallery talk and conversation moderated by artist Jen Bervin as part of Dianna Frid and Cecilia Vicuña: A...

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours
Extended Hours

Saturday, September 26, 10:00AM–3:00PM

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours

The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public on select Saturdays. Young children and their parents/guardians are also invited to join us for Saturday Poemtime at 10:30 AM. 

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Saturday Poemtime
Event

Saturday, September 26, 10:30AM

Saturday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.


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Forms and Features: Abecedarian
Workshop

Saturday, September 26, 12:00PM–2:00PM

Forms and Features: Abecedarian

All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. As students return to school in September, Forms and Features focuses on the Abecedarian, a poem organized...

Robert Schumann’s <em>Dichterliebe</em>
Performance

Tuesday, September 29, 7:00PM

Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe

Celebrated musicologist Don Michael Randel, president emeritus of the University of Chicago, leads an exploration of interpretation and expression in Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe. Based on text from the...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, September 30, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.


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Poetry off the Shelf: William Archila and David Campos
Reading

Thursday, October 1, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: William Archila and David Campos

William Archila is the author of The Art of Exile, which won an International Latino Book Award in 2010. His second book, The Gravedigger’s Archaeology, recently won the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize...

United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera
Reading

Tuesday, October 6, 6:00PM

United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

The son of migrant farm workers, Juan Felipe Herrera was educated at UCLA and Stanford University and earned his MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His numerous poetry collections include...

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