Alice Austen House Poetry Reading

The Alice Austen House located on the North Shore of Staten Island is home to both photographers, performers and writers. For this year’s festival we are presenting readings from 5 Staten Island poets who have been participating in an ongoing virtual Humanities New York, Audre Lorde reading and discussion series hosted by the Alice Austen House. Poets […]

Reading the Black Liberation Reading List

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents readings by Rio Cortez, poet, children’s book author, and manager/creative coordinator of The Schomburg Shop, Parneisha Jones, and writer, Director, Northwestern University Press. OlaRonke Akinmowo, Founder, Free Black Women’s Library. Moderated by Novella Ford, Associate Director Public Programs and Exhibitions, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Queering Black Masculinity: A Reading & Reflection

Sibling Rivalry Press hosts a reading to celebrate the release of Jubi Arriola-Headley’s debut collection of poetry, original kink, with fellow poets L. Lamar Wilson, author of Sacrilegion; Malcolm Tariq, author of Heed the Hollow; and Dustin Pearson, author of Millennial Roost and A Family Is a House. The poets will read from their and […]

Poetry of Fiction

Even in prose, some narratives are best expressed through the rhythms and techniques of poetry. Through precise and artful language, these innovative and observant poets and authors explore the nature of time, the experience of consciousness, and the aftermath of history. Join award-winning poet Carolyn Forché (In the Lateness of the World), Pulitzer Prize–winning poet […]

On Borders, Real and Imagined

What is a border and who or what are they meant to contain? Poets and writers Claudia Rankine (Just Us: An American Conversation), Cathy Park Hong (Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning), and New York Times culture writer Jenna Wortham (Black Futures) discuss borders and their many manifestations through genre, race and ethnicity, migration, the […]

The Past is Present

Poets Mark Bibbins (13th Balloon), Eduardo C. Corral (Guillotine), Hafizah Geter (Un-American), and Jonah Mixon-Webster (Stereo (TYPE)) read from their new collections, and discuss how history and legacy serve as a lens in their work, through which to view the present moment. Moderated by Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate.

New Works: A Poetry Reading

Poets Aria Aber (Hard Damage), Diannely Antigua (Ugly Music), Ricardo Alberto Maldonado (The Life Assignment), and John Murillo (Kontemporary Amerikan) will read from their recently published volumes of poetry. Introduced by Nikay Paredes, Academy of American Poets.

A Life in Reading (and Re-reading): Vivian Gornick in conversation with Adrienne Miller

Legendary critic and memoirist Vivian Gornick (Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader) speaks with Adrienne Miller, the first woman to be literary esquire at Esquire (In the Land of Men: A Memoir) about finding your place in the city, in the world, and sometimes in yourself, through reading and writing. Moderated by poet, translator, […]

A Reckoning

Queens poets perform an exquisite corpse that reckons with the pandemic and more. Participants include Nadia Q. Ahmad, Pichchenda Bao, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Jared Harél, Abeer Y. Hoque, Joseph O. Legaspi, Rob Ostrom, and KC Trommer.

Gowanus Dawn Reading: Marianne Moore

Join the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club for our fourth annual dawn reading in canoes on the Gowanus Canal! This year, in an event that will be broadcast live, readers in canoes will share the poetry of Brooklyn poet Marianne Moore. Readers should contact [email protected] in advance to select readings. Readers arrive at Gowanus Dredgers boathouse […]

Four Way Books & Nightboat Poetry Reading

Greenlight highlights independent presses Four Way Books and Nightboat Books in an evening of readings featuring three authors from each press! Four Way authors Yona Harvey, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, and Jeffrey Harrison, and Nightboat authors Aaron Shurin, Aditi Machado, and Carlos Lara come together to share and celebrate their latest collections of poetry.

A Reading Series of New York Taster

Discover your next favorite New York reading series! The Reading Series of New York collective is excited to feature readers from five of New York’s finest reading series. Each curator will introduce a writer who epitomizes the spirit of their series – featuring Rosamond S. King (Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon), Stacie Evans (Big […]