Tag: Poetry

Hudson Hall Close Readings in a Virtual Space w/ Simone White, May 28

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Hudson Hall continues the New Virtual Event, ‘Close Readings in a Virtual Space’, with guest, Simone White.  Read through Leslie Scalapino’s “A Sequence” with Simone White and others taking part.

“Simone White, one of our favorite poets, will lead this intimate, virtual group read-through Leslie Scalapino’s “A Sequence.” Neither teaching nor explaining, Simone will serve as your expert tour-guide to explore this poem as a group. Whether you are already well-versed in the close reading of poems, or have never been quite sure you’ve been “getting it,” this “close reading in a virtual space” will provide a digital gathering for everyone to take a refreshing deep dive into this single poem.

The event will last about an hour, and will conclude with a brief reading of poetry by our special guest poet.

This is a challenging time for all of us, but poetry offers us a fortifying focus. Talking through a poem together with a group of fellow readers just might provide a bit of the balm we all need.”

DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 28, 2020 / 4pm – 5pm

COST: Free 
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Hudson Hall Presents Close Readings in a Virtual Space, May 14

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Hudson Hall is hosting a New Virtual Event, ‘Close Readings in a Virtual Space’. Read through Jay Wright’s poem “The Homecoming Singer” together with poet Rigoberto Gonzáles and others taking part.

Rigoberto Gonzáles, one of our favorite poets, will lead this intimate, virtual group read-through of Jay Wright’s poem “The Homecoming Singer.” Neither teaching nor explaining, Rigoberto will serve as your expert tour-guide to explore this poem as a group. Whether you are already well-versed in the close reading of poems, or have never been quite sure you’ve been “getting it,” this “close reading in a virtual space” will provide a digital gathering for everyone to take a refreshing deep dive into this single poem.

The event will last about an hour, and will conclude with a brief reading of poetry by our special guest poet.

This is a challenging time for all of us, but poetry offers us a fortifying focus. Talking through a poem together with a group of fellow readers just might provide a bit of the balm we all need.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 14, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

COST: Free 
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com for an event link.

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‘Living Poetry w/ Mahogany L. Browne & Jive Poetic’ at Hudson Area Library, Feb 21

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The Hudson Area Library presents, ‘Living Poetry w/ Mahogany L. Browne & Jive Poetic’
on Friday, February 21st.

Living Poetry at the Library with poets Mahogany L. Browne & Jive Poetic is an evening of poetry, prose, and performance. This annual literary event celebrates and introduces diverse literary artists to community members presenting different literary traditions to the community as an opportunity for cultural exchange and growth. A discussion and reception follows the reading, allowing audience members to share their reactions, and to interact with the poets and each other.

DATE/TIME: Friday, February 21, 2020 / 6pm – 7:30pm

COST/ADMISSION: Free and Open to all

LOCATION: Hudson Area Library
51 N 5th Street
Hudson NY 12534

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Hudson Area Library’s Living Poetry at the Library: A Collaboration with Fence and The Home School, Jul 30

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The Hudson Area Library presents Living Poetry at the Library tomorrow. This
annual poetry reading is an ongoing collaboration with Fence, a 20 year old, nationally renowned literary journal published in Hudson and The Home School, a poetry conference that takes place in Hudson every summer and which brings more than 60 poets to town to meet, study, read, and write. This year’s featured poets are Tess Brown-Lavoie, Edgar Garcia, and Ariana Reines.

Tess Brown-Lavoie writes and farms in Providence, RI. Lite Year, her first book, won the Fence Modern Poets Series prize. Tess co-founded Sidewalk Ends Farm with her sisters in 2011, works on land access at Land For Good, and is President of the National Young Farmers Coalition.

Edgar Garcia was born in California to a family of Central American extraction. He is a
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, and works in the fields of indigenous and Latinx studies, American literature, poetry and poetics, and environmental criticism. His collection of poems and anthropological essays, Skins of Columbus: A Dream Ethnography, won the 2018 Fence Modern Poets Series award.

Ariana Reines is an American poet, playwright, performance artist, and translator. Her books of poetry include The Cow, which won the Alberta Prize from Fence Books; Coeur de Lion; Mercury; and A Sand Book. She has taught at UC Berkeley, Columbia University, The New School, and Tufts University.

DATE/TIME:
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 / 7 – 9pm

LOCATION:
Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

The event will be held in the community room, which is wheelchair accessible.

ADMISSION:
Free. Open to the Public

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Open Poetry Meeting at Copake Grange, May 3

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April is National Poetry Month, when the legacy and awareness of the importance of poetry in our lives is highlighted in schools and institutions everywhere. The Copake Grange will mark the culmination of this important literary celebration by inviting community members of all ages to take the stage and read an original or favorite selection. Novices and experienced enthusiasts of the art of poetry are invited to the Grange theater to read an original poem they may have been inspired to write, share a selection from their favorite poet or anthology, or simply listen and reflect as the poetic voices of others come alive.

Copake resident, singer-songwriter and poet Slink Moss and Great Barrington poet Janet Hutchinson will preside over this free event, which requires no advance reservations.

DATE/TIME:
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 6pm – 8pm

LOCATION:
The Copake Grange
628 Empire Road
Copake, NY 12516

ADMISSION:
Free

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