Canio’s Books Celebrates Emily Dickenson’s Birthday

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Saturday, December 10 is the birthdate of Emily Dickinson, arguably the most celebrated woman poet in the United States. Born in Amherst in 1830, Emily Dickinson wrote some 1,789 poems published many years after her death. Annual marathon readings of her work are held at her birthplace in Massachusetts. In honor of the poet's birthdate, […]

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Reading and Book Signing with Megan Chaskey at Guild Hall

Guild Hall 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY, United States

Sunday, December 18 at 2pm FREE Admission – Reservations encouraged In conjunction with the current exhibition Connie Fox and William King: An Artist Couple, Megan Chaskey, Sag Harbor poet, musician, teacher, healing practitioner, and daughter of East Hampton painter Connie Fox, will be reading from her book Birdsong Under the Wisdom Tree: Collected Poems, A Book of Hours in the Life […]

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Brunch Poems with Vivian Eyre: Elizabeth Bishop at Floyd Memorial Library

Floyd Memorial Library 539 First Street, Greenport, NY, United States

"The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn't hard to master. Then practice losing farther, losing faster: places, […]

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Anthony Brandt reads from “The Fast” at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

  Anthony Brandt will read from his latest poetry collection, The Fast, at Canio's Books on Saturday, January 28, 5 p.m.  The Fast is a book of poems crafted over a lifetime of working on the poetic form.  In Brandt's words, "Poetry was something I wrote when I could, when I had to, when an […]

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“May You Have Warm Words For a Cold Day” St. Patrick’s Day Walk with STPS

Mashashimuet Park Jermain Avenue and Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY, United States

"May You Have Warm Words For a Cold Day" St. Patrick's Day Walk With a Blessing and a Poem or Two. 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Mashasimuet Park, Sag Harbor for an easy-paced journey through the Greenbelt....of course. Leader: Joe Lane, 631.725.3942.

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Stacey Waite in conversation with Charif Shanahan at Stony Brook Southampton’s Writers Speak Wednesdays

Stony Brook Southampton 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY, United States

Stacey Waite is a poet and University of Nebraska professor whose forthcoming book is Teaching Queer: Radical Possibilities for Writing and Knowing. Charif Shanahan is the winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, and author of Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing. Writers Speak Wednesday is held in the Radio […]

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Poetry for Our Times at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Poetry for our Times with Maggie Bloomfield and Susan Dingle, plus Open Mike at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 5 p.m. 631.725.4926. Free.

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Opening Reception for Tim Wood’s “The Site of Poetry, The Poetry of Sight” at Floyd Memorial Library

Floyd Memorial Library 539 First Street, Greenport, NY, United States

Tim Wood’s exhibition, “The Site of Poetry, The Poetry of Sight” will be on view at Greenport’s Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First Street, from April 2 through April 30, with a  presentation and opening on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. The project considers the relationship between the digitally produced, the hand-printed and the typed. The […]

People’s State of the Union Poetry Reading at Parrish Art Museum

Parrish Art Museum 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY, United States

Join us for an evening of live poetry based on real-life stories told at our USDAC Story Circle (read about the event here).  Participating writers include Tyler Armstrong, Star Black, Max Blagg, Megan Chaskey, Scott Chaskey, Sandra Dunn, RJT Haynes, Joe Lamport, Kathryn Levy, and Tyler Penny.  Advance reservations are encouraged. 

$12

Long Island Poet of the Year Celebration at Walt Whitman Birthplace

Walt Whitman Birthplace 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY, United States

North Sea Poetry Scene funder and longtime poetry advocate Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan will receive the Long Island Poet of the Year award at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road in Huntington on April 23 at 2 p.m.

Poetry Street Open Mic at Riverhead’s Blue Duck Bakery Café

Blue Duck Bakery Café — Riverhead 309 E Main Street, Riverhead, NY, United States

"POETRY STREET...where every voice is heard!" welcomes writers of all ages to the Blue Duck Bakery Café for this series of "Open Mics", the spoken word project of Susan Dingle for the East End Arts' JumpstART program. Poets, comedians and storytellers are invited to sign up at 1:30 PM; the first 15 writers to sign-up […]

The Art of Poetry with Jennifer Senft at Parrish Art Museum

Parrish Art Museum 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY, United States

Friday, May 19, 10:30 am - 1 pm Write poems inspired by the Museum collection, building, and landscape. With prompts from instructor Jennifer Senft explore Japanese haiku, prose poetry, and pantoum. Share poems with the group and enjoy congenial feedback and discussion. Jennifer Senft holds an MFA in Writing and Literature from Stony Brook Southampton, an […]

$30 – $40

Poets John High and Martine Bellen at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Poets John High and Martine Bellen read from new work at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 5 p.m. 631.725.4926. Celebrating John High’s new collection Vanishing Acts just published by Talisman House.

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Poet Cheryl Boyce Taylor reads at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Poet Cheryl Boyce Taylor reads from her new collection “Arrival,” introduced by poet Kathy Engel at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 5 p.m. 631.725.4926. Trinidad born and Queens bred, poet Cheryl Boyce-Taylor will read from her last collection, Arrival, at Canio's on Satruday, July 22 at 5 p.m. Boyce-Taylor, a poet and teacher, is founder and curator […]

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PIANO & MORE: Music & Poetry with Eugenie Russo

Southampton Cultural Center 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY, United States

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 @ 3PM Join SCC for an hour of music and poetry from Vienna and New York.  Eugenie Russo, an internationally acclaimed pianist, will return to Southampton to perform solo works by Franz Schubert and Aaron Copland. In addition, poems by Johann von Goethe , Emily Dickinson and others, whose work influenced […]

Donations Accepted

Poetry Pairs with Stephen Dunn and Jill Bialosky at Guild Hall

Guild Hall 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY, United States

Poet Stephen Dunn was born in 1939 in New York City. The first of his family to go to college, Dunn attended Hofstra University on a basketball scholarship and later worked in advertising. In an interview with Poets and Writers, Dunn discussed the leap from being an ad-man to poet: “My first job out of college was […]

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Poetry Reading of works by Manoucher Yektai at Guild Hall

Guild Hall 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY, United States

Poetry Reading of works by Manoucher Yektai with Iraj Anvar, Visiting Lecturer in Modern Persian Center for Language Studies at Brown University Manoucher Yektai’s life has brought him through three cultures: Iran, France, and the United States. His trajectory can be seen as a search for Modernism. Come hear Manoucher Yektai’s poetry read by Iraj Anvar in Farsi, and […]

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People’s State of the Union Story Circle at Parrish Art Museum

Parrish Art Museum 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY, United States

Share your stories at the Parrish’s second annual Story Circle as part of the artists collective U.S. Department of Arts and Culture’s People’s State of the Union. Inspired by the stories, a group of poets will compose poetry to be performed at the Parrish on March 23. No preparation is necessary. Residents of the East End are invited […]

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WORD UP! Montauk Middle School Celebration of Poetry at Guild Hall

Guild Hall 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY, United States

Each winter, Word Up! brings professional poets into all eighth grade classrooms at Montauk School to work with the students to explore their creativity by composing, revising, and presenting their own original works of poetry. Students learn various techniques of verbal expression while expanding their understanding of the art of spoken language and oral traditions. […]

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Poetry Night: People’s State of the Union at Parrish Art Museum

Parrish Art Museum 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY, United States

Come listen to live poetry based on real-life stories! The poets will read original works based on the Parrish Story Circle on January 26, when members of diverse East End communities share personal experiences reflecting the current state of the nation, addressing topics such as belonging, racism, violence, and patriotism. With Star Black, Max Blagg, Maggie Bloomfield, Scott Chaskey, […]

$12,

The Art of the Personal: The Relationship Between Poetry and Memoir at Guild Hall

Guild Hall 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY, United States

Sunday, September 16 3PM   What happens to memory when the imagination comes into play? It’s expected, desired, in poetry, of course, but doesn’t memoir deal with autobiographical fact, what actually happened? And why would poets want or need to write memoirs? What are they after and how does it affect their poetry? These are […]

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Poet Grace Schulman reads at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Sat Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. Poet Grace Schulman reads from her new memoir Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage. Grace Schulman is an award-winning poet and the author of seven collections of poems. She has had long posts as Poetry Editor of the Nation magazine, Director of the Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y, and Distinguished Professor at CUNY’s […]

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Professors’ Reading at Writers Speak Wednesdays at Stony Brook Southampton

Stony Brook Southampton 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY, United States

Your Professors Reading Their Own Works at Writers Speak Wednesdays at Stony Brook Southampton’s Radio Lounge in Chancellor’s Hall, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton. Reception at 6:30 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. Cornelius Eady, Amy Hempel, Paul Harding, Carla Caglioti, Julie Sheehan, Susan Scarf Merrell, Roger Rosenblatt, Annette Handley Chandler, Lou Ann Walker, Andrew Botsford…and more. […]

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Poets Saleem Abdal-Khaaliq and Sarah Azzara read at Canio’s Book

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Poets Saleem Abdal-Khaaliq and Sarah Azzara read from recent works at Canio’s Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 6 p.m. Saleem Abdal-Khaaliq is a poet and writer who devotes his time to inking the soul in a way that questions our inner assumptions. Sarah Azzara is a poet, songwriter, visual artist and lecturer at Stony […]

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Poet Lloyd Schwartz Speaks at Writers Speak Wednesdays

Stony Brook Southampton 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY, United States

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and Professor of English at UMass Boston, Lloyd Schwartz regularly appears on NPR's Fresh Air, is a leading authority on poet Elizabeth Bishop, and his work has been selected for the Pushcart Prize, The Best American Poetry, and The Best of the Best American Poetry. His latest poetry collection is entitled Little Kisses. Reception is at […]

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Winter Fireside Poetry for the Entire Family at Quogue Wildlife Refuge

Quogue Wildlife Refuge 3 Old Country Road, Quogue, NY, United States

Saturday, February 16th, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Quogue Wildlife Refuge presents an afternoon of fireside poetry reading in the Nature Center, hosted by local poet and published author Maggie Bloomfield. Open reading for poets, listeners, and friends. Bring a poem of your own, a favorite by someone else, or a very short essay to […]

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Poets Kyla Marshell and Shane McCrae at Writers Speak Wednesdays

Stony Brook Southampton 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY, United States

KYLA MARSHELL’s poems, essays, criticism, and interviews have appeared in BuzzFeed, Gawker, and The Guardian, among others. In 2013, ‪Ebony.com named her one of “7 Young Black Writers You Should Know.”     SHANE McCRAE's most recent books are The Gilded Auction Block (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019) and In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), which won the 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Prize […]

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Poetry Evening at Southampton Cultural Center

Southampton Cultural Center 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY, United States

Dear Fellow Poets, It’s our pleasure to announce that the first poetry evening and open mic will be happening at the Southampton Cultural Center on Friday evening, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Levitas Center for the Arts. Join us for an evening of poetry readings and an open mic, hosted by Bruce Levine […]

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The Way of Haiku at Canio’s Books

Canio's Books 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor, United States

Fri. May 10 at 6 p.m. The Way of Haiku poetry presentation with Bart Mallio. Introduction to the form, a peek at Basho, Buson,and Issa, then time to write your own haiku. Registration requested. $5. fee.

$5

Poets & Writers Celebrates The Amy Awards at Peconic Landing

Pe   The Amy Award was established in 1995 by Ms. Trachtman and Mr. Butscher, in memory of Ms. Trachtman’s daughter, Amy Elisabeth Rothholz, an aspiring actor and poet who died at age twenty-five. The award in her memory furthers the careers of young women poets, age thirty and under, living in the New York […]

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