Community Events


Saturday, October 25, 6:00PM

Vinciane Despret, Abdellatif Laâbi and Cecilia Vicuña

Belgian philosopher Despret, Moroccan poet Laâbi and Chilean poet Vicuña read for "Voices of Urgency," a series of discussions on poetry and science.

Sunday, October 26, 7:00PM

Michelle Dove, Amy Lawless, Joanna Ruocco and Mathias Svalina

Dove, Lawless and Ruocco join Svalina to help celebrate the release of his new poetry collection, Wastoid, just out from Big Lucks, which also hosts this series.

Monday, October 27, 8:00PM

Mark Johnson and Claire Wilcox

Johnson (Dream of a Like Place), who owns the book and record shop Hiding Place in Philadelphia, reads with SUS pressmate Wilcox (Change, Changes & .01 and Change) at the Poetry Project.

Tuesday, October 28, 6:30PM

Elizabeth Arnold and Ali Cobby Eckermann

Poet and University of Maryland professor Arnold (Life) reads with Australian poet and verse novelist Eckermann (Love Dreaming).

Wednesday, October 29, 7:30PM

Edwin Torres

New York poet Torres (Ameriscopia), who got his start at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and has since performed on MTV and at the Guggenheim Museum, reads and performs for the Danny's Reading Series.

Thursday, October 30, 7:00PM

Thomas Sayers Ellis

Ellis (Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems) gives a lecture entitled "We, the People, Percussively Agree: Where the Pocket Beats and Breaks Between Go-Go and Hip Hop," which discusses the Go-Go lead talker's...

Thursday, October 30, 11:59PM

Los Angeles Times Travel Poems Deadline

The Los Angeles Times travel section seeks poems and accompanying commentary to be included in an upcoming travel poetry feature. The deadline is October 30. Visit their website via the link above for full...

Friday, October 31, 5:00PM

Haunted Poets House

Poets House Children's Room Director Mike Romanos reads spooky verse from Robert Louis Stevenson, Karla Kushkin, Shel Silverstein and others for this special Halloween event for kids.

Saturday, November 1, 4:30PM

Mel Elberg and David Henderson

Society of Umbra co-founder Henderson (Neo-California) reads with poet and artist Elberg for the Segue Reading Series, hosted this fall by Genji Amino and Daisy Atterbury.

Sunday, November 2, 4:00PM

Jacqueline Johnson and Uche Nduka

Nigerian-born poet Nduka reads with longtime Bed-Stuy resident Johnson for "Words Sunday," a fall series hosted by Patricia Spears Jones.

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