Senate Standing Committee on Social ServicesChair: Senator Daniel SquadronPublic Hearing: Ending the Perfect Storm: Finding Solutions and Identifying Alternatives for New York’s Section 8 Problem ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
Thursday, April 29, 7:00pmNox: From Box to Book with Anne Carson & Currie
With artistic collaborator Currie, poet Anne Carson discusses and reads from Nox, her illustrated "book in a box" that elegizes the loss of her brother with photos, collages, sketches and poetry written through the lens of her translation of Catullus.
$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members
Friday, April 23, 7:00–9:00pmSaturday, April 24, 2:00–5:00pmThe Opening of the Field: Workshops with Nalini Nadkarni (Friday only) & Leonard Schwartz
These poetry workshops with rainforest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni and poet Leonard Schwartz introduce the surprisingly creative language used by scientists to describe ecology and explore commonalities between literary texts and ecosystems.
The Opening of the Field: A Conversation with Nalini Nadkarni & Leonard Schwartz
On Earth Day, rainforest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni and poet Leonard Schwartz examine how poetic and scientific understandings of nature might be combined to inspire environmental stewardship.
Part of Ecopoetic Futures, a series of events that examine poetry and the environment. Programs in this series are funded, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Council for the Humanities.
Saturday, April 17, 11:00am–3:00pmGrand Opening of the Constance Laibe Hays Children's Room at Poets House
Join us for a celebration of our new children's room! Festivities begin at 11:00am with U.S. Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman and teacher Linda Winston sharing poems from their anthology, The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination. The revelry continues with giveaways, creative writing exercises and other surprises.
Greencycle Swap is offered every 2nd Saturday of each month, alternating between Greenpoint and Williamsburg locations. For our April Greencycle Swap, we have partnered with the Greenpoint Reformed Church, located at 138 Milton Street (near Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint). It’s a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle gently used & working clothes, shoes, toys, books, & cell phones! We also take in computers (working and non-working), electronics (working only please), and now – with the help of Recycle-A-Bicycle, working bicycles too!
It’s a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle clean and gently used clothes, shoes, toys, & books! We’ll also take in computers (working and non-working) and cell phones/electronics (working only please).