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Poetry Events

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Introduction to the exhibition Monica Ong: Planetaria, with commentary from the artist and co-curators Katherine Litwin and Fred Sasaki. Free and open to all, Poetry Foundation exhibitions showcase work that brings together visual arts and the wr

Poem Videos
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Created in partnership by the Poetry Foundation and Manual Cinema, this animated short brings three war poems to life with innovative puppetry and animation work.

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    Filmed on location at Kenkeleba House Garden in the East Village, this poignant film contemplates how poetry can entrap, rather than release, past traumas and hardships.

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    Filmed on location at Sister’s Uptown Bookstore in Harlem, this moving meditation reveals the tangled strands of personal identity that emerge from literature and repetitive thought patterns.

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    In this moving meditation, author Esther Aloba contemplates sexuality, queerness, loss, and resilience in the aftermath of a relationship.

Poetry Explorers

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Spring has sprung, Poetry Explorers! Let’s pick flowers and make sweet memories. In today’s episode we will make a suncatcher and reflect on how we have grown with the seasons.

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    Good evening, Poetry Explorers! What do you like about night-time? Tonight we'll embrace the poetry of the night world and make a mobile, also known as a dreamcatcher.

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    With Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, February is a month of love and justice. Today we'll read poems about love and justice by e.e. cummings and Jacqueline Woodson, then...

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    What are your favorite things about winter? Is snow on that list? Today we’ll make a “Word Blizzard” snow globe, and think about how a poem might be like snow.

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    Today we’ll learn how to make a kaleidoscope and think about how a kaleidoscope might be like a poem.

Ours Poetica
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Mary-Kim Arnold (she/her/hers) reads her poem, “Fin De Siècle.”

Poetry Documentaries
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Whitman’s poetry unites us in freedom and our compassionate, common humanity.

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    2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner

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    Poetry of the Women of Afghanistan.

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    Vanessa Place tweets Lyn Hejinian’s life softly as her song.

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    Produced by Norbert Lempert of REMproductions in association with the Poetry Foundation. Gerald Stern is as much the poet warrior now as when he stunned the poetry world thirty years...

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NewsHour Poetry Series
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Phil Kaye shares one of his poems, “Surplus,” for a brief but spectacular take on his grandfather, Cheerful Al, and the limitations of "traditional masculinity."