Issues: Arts and Culture

Transfer: A Seminar with Naomi Shihab Nye

Poet Naomi Shihab Nye, the author and editor of over 20 volumes, leads a round- table session for adults that explores how poetry can help us navigate the different phases of our lives—from youth to old age—while examining such issues as absence and presence, loss and discovery. Nye will share her own work about the death of her father and her experience editing an anthology of poems by young poets.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, Free to Poets House Members

 

 

November 14, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Buzz with Naomi Shihab Nye

In this workshop of reading, writing and discussing poems about our lives, Naomi Shihab Nye, author of the recent young-adult poetry collection Honeybee, explores how poetry functions as the honey of the hive.

Admission Free

November 14, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Correspondences: A Reading & Conversation with Angela Jackson & Patricia Spears Jones

Chicago writer Angela Jackson joins poet Patricia Spears Jones for a reading and conversation about their respective writings, including Jackson’s new novel Where I Must Go. Cosponsored by Cave Canem.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, Free to Poets House Members and Cave Canem Fellows

November 12, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Correspondences: A Reading & Conversation with Göran Sonnevi & Rika Lesser

In celebration of his 70th birthday and the publication of his new book, Mozart's Third Brain, the preeminent Swedish poet Göran Sonnevi makes a rare appearance with his English-language translator, poet Rika Lesser.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, Free to Poets House Members

November 5, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Polish Poetry Now

Reading with Tadeusz Dąbrowski, Bożena Keff, Marzanna Kielar & Tomasz Różycki

Four leading Polish poets discuss contemporary Polish poetry with translators Bill Johnston and Benjamin Paloff. A bilingual reading follows the next evening. Cosponsored by the Boston Review, the Poetry Society of America, the Polish Cultural Institute and Zephyr Press.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, Free to Poets House Members and Poetry Society of America Members

November 4, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Polish Poetry Now

Panel Moderated by Bill Johnston & Benjamin Paloff

Four leading Polish poets discuss contemporary Polish poetry with translators Bill Johnston and Benjamin Paloff. A bilingual reading follows the next evening. Cosponsored by the Boston Review, the Poetry Society of America, the Polish Cultural Institute and Zephyr Press.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, Free to Poets House Members and Poetry Society of America Members

November 3, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Russian Film Week 2009

Opening Night: Anna Karenina

 

November 13, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Dialogues In The Visual Arts

The Nerve of Drawing: Three Artists from the Kentler Flatfiles

Wednesday, November 11 - 7:00 PM$5 – Includes Reception

This panel features artists whose interpretation of drawing expands the definition of the genre. Selected from the gallery’s database of artists, Marietta Hoferer, Richard Howe and Joanne Howard will present and discuss their work. The moderator is Florence Neal: artist, Director and Co-Founder of the Kentler International Drawing Space in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

November 11, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Marty Golden with Zoe Koutsoupakis, Vice President of Marathon Bank,

Senator Marty Golden with Zoe Koutsoupakis, Vice President of Marathon Bank, join with representatives from St. Ephrem's School who participated in the Bay Ridge Community Council Halloween Art Window Painting Contest and painted the window's at the bank'

October 29, 2009
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Senator Serrano Attends Re-opening of El Museo del Barrio

Senator Serrano attended the re-opening of El Museo del Barrio, one of New York’s leading Latino cultural institutions. “El Museo plays an important role in the cultural landscape of New York City,” said Serrano. "I am extremely proud to take part in this fantastic event, which represents a milestone for the Latino community, all New Yorkers, and of course, the 28th District.”

October 16, 2009
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