• Nicanor Parra & Allen Ginsberg - Photo credit: Vivian Selbo, 1987

    Nicanor Parra & Allen Ginsberg - Photo credit: Vivian Selbo, 1987

  • Ed Sanders, Anne Waldman, Bob Rosenthal, Judith Malina, Hanon Reznikov & Ed Friedman - Photo credit: Laure Leber, ca 1997-98

    Ed Sanders, Anne Waldman, Bob Rosenthal, Judith Malina, Hanon Reznikov & Ed Friedman - Photo credit: Laure Leber, ca 1997-98

  • Alice Notley, 1989

    Alice Notley, 1989

  • Kenneth Koch & Allen Ginsberg post-fire Parish Hall, 1979

    Kenneth Koch & Allen Ginsberg post-fire Parish Hall, 1979

  • Taylor Mead - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1993

    Taylor Mead - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1993

  • Amiri Baraka

    Amiri Baraka

  • Yoshiko Chuma - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1995

    Yoshiko Chuma - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1995

  • James Schulyer, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

    James Schulyer, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

  • Pedro Pietri - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1991

    Pedro Pietri - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1991

  • Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman & Robert Creeley

    Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman & Robert Creeley

  • Jim Carroll - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1998

    Jim Carroll - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1998

  • Lee Ann Brown & Bernadette Mayer - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1993

    Lee Ann Brown & Bernadette Mayer - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1993

  • Simon Pettet - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1990

    Simon Pettet - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1990

  • Tracie Morris & Vernon Reid - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1998

    Tracie Morris & Vernon Reid - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1998

  • Alan Davies, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

    Alan Davies, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

  • Charles Bernstein, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

    Charles Bernstein, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

  • Miguel Algarín - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1990

    Miguel Algarín - Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1990

  • John Ashbery & Kenneth Koch - Photo credit: Laure Leber

    John Ashbery & Kenneth Koch - Photo credit: Laure Leber

  • Cecilia Vicuña - Photo Credit: Laure Leber

    Cecilia Vicuña - Photo Credit: Laure Leber

  • Lorenzo Thomas, Ray di Palma, Gary Lenhart, Diane di Prima, Lorna Smedman - Photo credit: Laure Leber

    Lorenzo Thomas, Ray di Palma, Gary Lenhart, Diane di Prima, Lorna Smedman - Photo credit: Laure Leber

  • Brenda Coultas - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1996

    Brenda Coultas - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter, 1996

  • Thomas Sayers Ellis, 1995 - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter

    Thomas Sayers Ellis, 1995 - Photo Credit: Melissa Zexter

  • Barrett Watten, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

    Barrett Watten, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

  • John Giorno - Photo credit: Sarah Wells, 1981

    John Giorno - Photo credit: Sarah Wells, 1981

  • Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1986

    Photo credit: Jacob Burckhardt, 1986

  • Ann Lauterbach, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

    Ann Lauterbach, Poetry for the Next Society Symposium - Photo credit: Laure Leber, 1990

  • Kenward Elmslie, Steven Taylor - Photo credit: Laure Leber

    Kenward Elmslie, Steven Taylor - Photo credit: Laure Leber

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At the Poetry Project I have often had the great experience of listening to a well-known poet or an unknown young poet and suddenly the room falls away, all my worries fall away, everything falls away, and I just hear. I get inside the work and find it so wonderful and brilliant that it’s as if I am being raised out of my chair. And when I go home I’m so much happier, more energized and awake, and more optimistic than I was before the reading.

—Ron Padgett

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Curatorial Statements

ABOUT THE POETRY PROJECT’S READING SERIES

While the boundaries between each of the Project’s reading series are permeable, in general, the Wednesday Reading Series features nationally/internationally recognized poets as well as those of local renown, while the Monday Reading Series serves as a forum for emerging poets. Mondays also contain the Talk Series, Open Readings and Workshop Readings. The Friday Reading Series provides space for poets and other artists whose work is interdisciplinary. Participation in all series is by invitation from the series Coordinator. While the series are curated, The Poetry Project does accept “pitches.” All queries and ideas may be emailed to info@poetryproject.org and will be forwarded to the Coordinators. Coordinator appointments change every 2 years to ensure diversity of perspective.   (more…)

THE POETRY PROJECT IS SEEKING NEW MEMBERS for ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Project is currently seeking to diversify and grow its collegial, professional, and highly committed board of directors. This could be an ideal opportunity for an individual with previous board experience who is seeking to transition into a more arts-focused role or for someone with strong professional experience looking to apply their enthusiasm and expertise to our organization. Profiles that include expertise in technology, fundraising, real estate, marketing, public relations or a combination thereof are of particular interest at this juncture in the board’s development, though we would like to hear from all strong candidates. If you or someone appropriate you know might be interested, please feel free to contact the Director, Stacy Szymaszek at ss@poetryproject.org.

Emerge – Surface – Be: 2014-15 Fellowship Application

The 2014-15 Emerge – Surface – Be Fellowship Application is now live! Application will be accepted through Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 11:59pm. Please email esbfellowship@poetryproject.org with questions.

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