Friday, September 25, 2009
Why do the new neighbors speak in iambic pentameter?
Keeping in the vein of yesterday's post, it gives me great pleasure to pass on this great news: today, Poets House, a national poetry library and literary center, opens at its new location at 10 River Terrace in Battery Park City (about a ten minute walk north of the Museum). It is a home for all who read and write poetry. Its resources and literary events document the wealth and diversity of modern poetry, and stimulate public dialogue on issues of poetry in culture.
Today and tomorrow, they will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring a housewarming, poetry readings, and music by Natalie Merchant. If you can’t make it, fear not! Regular hours for the Poets House Library & Reading Room will begin Tuesday, September 29. This magnificent new space will include a state-of-the-art Programming Hall dedicated to poetry-related performance; an expansive Reading Room with sweeping views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty; a spacious, whimsical Children's Room with the capacity to vigorously expand Poets House's poetry programs for children, schools and families; an open-access multimedia archive; and a multidisciplinary Exhibition Space.
For more information, visit http://www.poetshouse.org.
For those of you who did not watch cartoons in the 1980s, the image above is of Poet Smurf.
Posted by Jamie at 11:15 AM