Community Events


Sunday, April 20, 5:00PM

Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics 40th Anniversary Party

Naropa Summer Writing Program coordinator Andrea Rexilius hosts this reading featuring faculty from the 40 years of the Jack Kerouac School, including Robert Gluck, Michelle Naka Pierce and Cedar...

Monday, April 21, 7:00PM

Carl Kopman

Retired schoolteacher and poet Kopman reads new work for the Poetry Express weekly series.

Tuesday, April 22, 7:00PM

Susan Baller-Shepard, Kathleen Kirk, Scott Poole and Judith Valente

Poets and radio personalities Baller-Shepard, Kirk (Interior Sculpture), Poole (The Cheap Seats) and Valente (Discovering Moons) participate in "News That Stays News: Sustaining Our World Through Poetry,"...

Wednesday, April 23, 6:00PM

Poets and Editors on Gertrude Stein

Poets Juliana Spahr and Michelle Tea, editor Seth Perlow, and Stein biographer Renate Stendhal read from the centennial edition of Tender Buttons, just published by City Lights Books, which includes Stein’s...

Thursday, April 24, 9:30AM

Blackbird Poetry Festival

For this year's festival, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins and Def Poetry Jam co-founder Bruce George give readings and hold student workshops, and the "poetry police" patrol campus for poems in...

Friday, April 25, 2:00PM

Cole Swensen, Pierre Joris, Tracy Grinnell and others

For "Translating the Untranslatable," poets and translators Swensen, Joris, Grinnell and others read from poetry translated from the French and hold a roundtable discussion about contemporary poetry...

Saturday, April 26, 3:30PM

Kim Addonizio, Eileen Myles, Hoa Nguyen and others

Addonizio, Myles, Nguyen and others read on the second day of the Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival, the largest free poetry festival in the United States.

Sunday, April 27, 2:00PM

Wally Swist

Swist (Huang Po and the Dimensions of Love) reads for Poet's Voice, a series of readings that have celebrated the poets of Fairfield County, CT—including Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners—for 35...

Monday, April 28, 7:00PM

Glenis Redmond

Peace Center for the Performing Arts poet-in-residence Glenis Redmond (Under the Sun) recites favorite poems and invites the community to bring poems to share for this National Poetry Month event. 

Tuesday, April 29, 7:00PM

Alice Notley

The Emerging Poets Fellowship public lecture series presents an autobiographically-inspired lecture by Notley (Negativity's Kiss) on the craft and mysteries of poetic education.

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