New York: Poets Out Loud-Donne & Contemporary Poetry

CANCELLED DUE TO BLOWING SNOW!  (Could a Canadian have brought this with her????)

February 13, 2014 at 7pm.  Molly Peacock and Nigel Smith read for Poets Out Loud.

Fordham University 2th floor lounge, Lincoln Center Fordham campus (113 West 60 Street, a block from Columbus Circle subway)

Donne and Contemporary Poetry (2013-2014) is a series of events exploring and celebrating connections between Donne and poetry being written today.  Peacock and Smith will read their own poems and those of John Donne.

New York: The Little Lyric-A Seminar & Studio

Four Sundays, February 2, 9, 23 & March 2, 2014, 2-5pm at the 92 St Y Unterberg Poetry Center, Lexington Ave. at 92 St.

The Little Lyric is my tribute to the Poetry Center’s 75th Anniversary.  We read will such poets of the past as Sappho, Keats, Hardy, Williams, Stevens and Niedecker side by side with modern poets such as Hadas, Glück and Stallings.

Each three-hour class contains both a reading and a writing component, although writing is optional. We consider rhythm, line, subject and image—all that give the engine of the short lyric its devastating, sustaining power.  Learn more and Register here….

On-line Course: Snap Sonnets

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Snap Sonnets is a class for poets and readers of poetry at all levels conducted in Virtual Format from the 92St. Y Unterberg Poetry Center.

In two Sunday afternoon online sessions, January 12 and 19, 2014 from 2-4pm, we will study and practice this supple verse form. The first class will be devoted to readings of five sonnets—one from each century, from the 17th to the 21st. An individualized writing assignment will be developed for each participant. The second class will review those newly written sonnets and closely examine variations on the sonnet from the 19th and 20th centuries.

For online students: the virtual campus of the 92St Y Unterberg Poetry Center is designed for interactivity and functions like a social media network. Students must have access to a personal computer, high-speed internet and a headset with microphone capability.  Register Here….(And don’t panic if the link takes a while to load.  It’s the 92nd Street Y course website.)

New York: Best Canadian Poetry Launch

BCP 2013 cover

You are cordially invited to two events celebrating
The Best Canadian Poetry
both on Friday, March 7, 2014:

2 pm  Reading at Lilian Vernon Creative Writing House
58 West 10th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues
sponsored by  New York University

6 pm  Reading and Reception at The Corner Bookstore
1313 Madison Avenue at East 93rd St.
sponsored by Tightrope Books
Please RSVP for the bookstore event:
(212) 831-3554 or

Here are their names–have you read these fabulous poets?
Each will read a poem from the anthology in a short program.
Leanne Averbach, Ross Belot, Louise Carson, Michael Fraser,
Ben Ladouceur, Dale Matthews, Robin Richardson,
Ruth Roach Pierson & Moez Surani.
Molly Peacock will introduce and read briefly.