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Past the Barriers: The Poetry & Poetics of Thom Gunn

A Conversation with John Peck & Brian TeareIntroduced by Joshua Weiner

Poets John Peck and Brian Teare discuss the formal precision and bold subject matter of British poet Thom Gunn (1929–2004), who found his poetic voice during the five decades he lived in the Bay Area.

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

October 27, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Sudden Orpheus : A Puppet Show by Ariel Goldberger & Leonard Schwartz with Diane Ferrer

The performance on Saturday, October 24 will be followed by a panel at 3:30pm with Thalia Field, Edwin Frank, Ariel Goldberger, Claudia Orenstein & Leonard Schwartz

In Sudden Orpheus , an avant-garde puppet-theater piece for adults, puppeteer Ariel Goldberger and poet Leonard Schwartz explore the frontier between poetry and puppetry, drawing from the myth of Orpheus, the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti and Schwartz's own poems. A panel discussion follows the Saturday performance.

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

October 24, 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Sudden Orpheus : A Puppet Show by Ariel Goldberger & Leonard Schwartz with Diane Ferrer

The performance on Saturday, October 24 will be followed by a panel at 3:30pm with Thalia Field, Edwin Frank, Ariel Goldberger, Claudia Orenstein & Leonard Schwartz

In Sudden Orpheus , an avant-garde puppet-theater piece for adults, puppeteer Ariel Goldberger and poet Leonard Schwartz explore the frontier between poetry and puppetry, drawing from the myth of Orpheus, the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti and Schwartz's own poems. A panel discussion follows the Saturday performance.

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

October 23, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Public Seminars with John Felstiner: “ Can Poetry Save the Earth? ”

In a round-table discussion, John Felstiner leads an in-depth exploration of poems that reveal our spirited yet fraught connection with nature, poems whose environmental imprint and impetus can freshen and sharpen our consciousness of the world around us.

Readings for the first seminar: Psalms , the Wordsworths, Coleridge, Keats, Clare, Whitman, Dickinson, Hopkins, Frost and Williams; for the second evening: Lawrence, Jeffers, Millay, Roethke, Bishop, Levertov, Haines, Ammons, Merwin, Kinnell, Hughes and Snyder. All materials provided.

October 22, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Public Seminars with John Felstiner: “ Can Poetry Save the Earth? ”

In a round-table discussion, John Felstiner leads an in-depth exploration of poems that reveal our spirited yet fraught connection with nature, poems whose environmental imprint and impetus can freshen and sharpen our consciousness of the world around us.

Readings for the first seminar: Psalms , the Wordsworths, Coleridge, Keats, Clare, Whitman, Dickinson, Hopkins, Frost and Williams; for the second evening: Lawrence, Jeffers, Millay, Roethke, Bishop, Levertov, Haines, Ammons, Merwin, Kinnell, Hughes and Snyder. All materials provided.

October 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Reforming Albany: What is Wrong with the State Legislature and How to Fix It

A panel discussion taking place Oct 27th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Moderated by:

Lawrence Norden, Senior Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice

Featuring:

    The Honorable Hakeem Jeffries, Assemblymember, 57th District, New York State Assembly

    Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause/New York

October 27, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Greenbridge Workshops: Getting to Know Your Soil

Preregistration is required at least one week in advance for the workshop. Call 718-623-7220 for more information or to register. 

Free, but space is limited!

October 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Bringing the SLA to the Community

On October 13, I hosted a discussion on nightlife concerns, bringing together State Liquor Authority (SLA) Chairman Dennis Rosen, SLA CEO Trina Mead, SLA Deputy Commissioner of Licensing Kerri O’Brien, SLA Deputy CEO for New York City Michael Jones, Councilmember Rosie Mendez, Margaret Chin, representatives from the offices of Assembly Members Silver, Kavanagh, and Glick, and leaders from district community boards.

October 16, 2009
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Pumpkin Day

HEY KIDS!   Come and pick out your own pumpkin. Decorate it & take home.  Other arts & crafts & live music too!

$5 Suggested Donation

(Rain date is Saturday, October 31)

 

*A TOWN SQUARE EVENT For more info, contact TSI at info@townsquareinc.com

October 24, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Parade and Party

KIDS OF ALL AGES!

Join Town Square’s Parade & Party

● Meet at 176 Java Street (Manhattan/McGuinness) @ 4 pm

● Parade down Manhattan Avenue led by the NYPD Jazz Band

● Party to follow at 176 Java Street to 7 pm (ages up to 12 yrs)

● Arts & Crafts ● Food & Drinks ● Games ● Music

● Party Admission $5 for 1 Kid/1 Adult ● Kids must be accompanied by an Adult

*A TOWN SQUARE EVENTFor more info, call TSI at 718.609.1090 or PSC at 718.383.5290.

October 25, 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Help is on the way for F train

By Gary Buiso

Feature article in Brooklyn Heights CourierA ride on the F train might be fraught with delays and commuter dismay, but New York City Transit isn’t prepared just yet to take the blame for overcrowded conditions, the agency said in a report released last week.The fault, the document infers, lies not in the agency, but in ourselves.

October 15, 2009
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Recording of Senator Squadron's October 14th community convention follow-up call

On October 14th, Senator Squadron hosted a conference call to give an update on the goals and priorities outlined at the first-ever 25th District Community Convention held in March. The discussion focused on Public Housing, Rent Regulations, Mitchell-Lama, Section 8, and Tenants’ Rights, Public Assistance and Social Services, Disability Access, Senior Citizens’ Concerns and Health and Health Care.

The call was the fourth and final call in a series of community convention update calls, all of which were open to the public.

October 15, 2009
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Passwords: John Felstiner Asks, “ Can Poetry Save the Earth? ”

Through lively readings of great poems, from the Psalms to Gary Snyder, scholar and translator John Felstiner demonstrates how poetry can sensitize us to the beauty and vulnerability of our planet.

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

October 20, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Living in Advance: A Tribute to David Bromige

...with Charles Bernstein, Corinna Copp, Kathleen Fraser, Rachel Levitsky, Daniel Nohejl, Bob Perelman, Nick Piombino, Ron Silliman, Gary Sullivan, Geoffrey Young & Others

This evening celebrates the life and work of poet David Bromige (1933–2009), who was born in London, grew up in Canada, and arrived in 1962 in Northern California, where he spent the rest of his life, teaching and writing more than forty books of poetry.

Cosponsored by the Poetry Project.

Admission Free

October 16, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Full Line Report on F Train:

This summer, after hearing from so many of you about the poor service you experience every day on the F train, I asked the MTA to do a full line review.

File: 
flinereport.pdf

File: 
F Review - Appendices.pdf

October 14, 2009
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October 14, 2009
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Community Convention Follow-Up Conference Calls

As many of you know, for the past three weeks I have been hosting a series of conference calls that have served as an update on the goals and priorities we outlined at the first-ever 25th District Community Convention I held in March. The fourth and final call will be tomorrow evening, Wednesday, October 15, at 5:30. We’ll be discussing:

October 13, 2009
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October 12, 2009
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Correspondences: A Reading & Conversation with Charles Bernstein & Régis Bonvicino

Charles Bernstein speaks with Brazilian poet and editor Régis Bonvicino about contemporary Brazilian poetry, translation and, more generally, the poetics of the Americas.

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

October 14, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Launching a Chinese-Language Hotline

Last week I also launched the first-ever 25th Senate District Chinese-language hotline, a service that allows Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking constituents to contact my office directly with their concerns.Constituents can access the hotline by calling 917-254-3138 from 10 AM to 6 PM, Monday-Friday.

October 12, 2009
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