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Thoreau's Nephew: Romania's Literary Slaughterhouse

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.23.2017 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Poets be warned. Only in Romania is there a poetry reading series known as the slaughterhouse. It's called Thoreau's Nephew (Nepotu´ Lui Thoreau) and...

Video Reading Series: October 2015 Edition

Anis Shivani | Posted 10.23.2016 | Home
Anis Shivani

In this edition of the video reading series, some of the best poets today reading their most innovative work, accompanied by some thoughts about why their wrote their new poetry books and what their poetic process is.

Video Reading Series June 2014: Eight Emerging Poets and Fiction Writers Read From Their New Work

Anis Shivani | Posted 08.05.2014 | Home
Anis Shivani

These eight poets and fiction writers have all been making waves lately; they represent some of the best in indie publishing, the cutting-edge of today's literary world.

This is New York City's Rawest and Most Talented Open Mic [VIDEO]

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York

FOrr those looking to harness and hone their onstage talent and flex their creative muscle -- or are just looking for the next big talent in town -- open mics provide a great stage to achieve that goal.

A Literary Revival in New York, Courtesy of Derangement of the Senses

Christopher Herz | Posted 06.24.2013 | New York
Christopher Herz

A Derangement show is the perfect intro to a New York evening. Starting at 7:30 and running until around 10, there's no cover, a good bar, and plenty of places to sit, lean, or sway around to get caught up in the show.

A Poetry App Worth a Look (and a Listen)

John Lundberg | Posted 11.16.2012 | Arts
John Lundberg

True to Hart's vision, readers can study all of the app's offerings quietly, or can call on the voice of a skilled reader. The app features a star-studded lineup, including Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, former James Bond actor Roger Moore and playwright Harold Pinter.

Matjames Metson's "Method Attic": The Lost and Forgotten Transformed

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.28.2012 | Arts
Lisa Derrick


The Reading Series: Mel Nichols On Googling Herself

Alina Gregorian | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Alina Gregorian

I couldn't help but Google you once or twice, adding quotation marks around your name for isolation.

The Reading Series: Dana Ward's "The Crisis of Infinite Worlds"

Alina Gregorian | Posted 09.17.2012 | Home
Alina Gregorian

The Reading Series is a new feature spotlighting videos from contemporary poets. Dana Ward's "The Crisis of Infinite Worlds" is based on the idea tha...

The Reading Series: Ben Mirov's 'Ghost Machines'

Alina Gregorian | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home
Alina Gregorian

These poems, ghost machines, are absent and present, unaware and intentionally aware, singular and plural. They take the shape of whatever letters were dropped into them. They will not make words with these letters. They will not try to make sense.

Fugitives of Speech

Alina Gregorian | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home
Alina Gregorian

The Reading Series is a new feature spotlighting videos from contemporary poets.

The Reading Series: Michelle Taransky's GChat Poetry

Alina Gregorian | Posted 08.20.2012 | Home
Alina Gregorian

The Huffington Post Reading Series is a new feature spotlighting videos from contemporary poets.

The Reading Series: Paul Legault Recreates Emily Dickinson

Alina Gregorian | Posted 08.13.2012 | Home
Alina Gregorian

To decipher Dickinson's language, the abstracted jargon of her day, requires a skill that is mostly intuitive, partly exploratory, and wholly creative. That's what Legault does.

WATCH: Virtual Book Tour

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

We introduce three brilliant emerging poets, all with poetry books out in early 2011. They give us an intimate look at what these books mean for thei...