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Poets House Presents Virtual Readings

Jul 10 | Fri |

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Poets House will present a reading by poet, performer, and cultural strategist Kay Ulanday Barrett from the new collection More Than Organs. The reading will be live-streamed on the Poets House Twitter page on Friday, July 10th at 12:00 PM EST, and will also be available on the Poets House Facebook page, IGTV, and YouTube channel. Kay Ulanday Barrett has featured at The Lincoln Center, The U.N., Symphony Space, Princeton University, NY Poetry Festival, The Dodge Poetry Foundation, The Hemispheric Institute, & Brooklyn Museum. Contributions are found in Academy of American Poets, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, Asian American Literary Review, Them, F(r)iction, PBS News Hour, Race Forward, NYLON, The Huffington Post, The Advocate, & more.

And at 3:00 PM EST poet and visual artist Sarah Cain will read July 10 from Bernadette Mayer’s Memory. The reading will be available on the Poets House Instagram page, YouTube channel, and website. Sarah Cain is redefining abstraction in feminist terms as an architecture for transformative, embodied, emotive experience. Solo exhibitions include The Aspen Art Museum (2017); Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (2017); Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh (2015), and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2015). Her works been featured in the New York Times, LA Times, Art Forum, and Architectural Digest. This upcoming reading is part of the Language is a Temptation series of daily readings throughout the month of July. Throughout July, Poets House and Siglio Press will embark on a month long daily experiment: a passage from the corresponding day in 1971 will be read by poets, writers, critics, and artists, as a parallel durational work that celebrates the new publication of Bernadette Mayer’s Memory, which brings together the full sequence of images and text for the first time in book form. Founded by two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz and legendary arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, Poets House serves as a home for all who read and write poetry. In 2009, Poets House moved into its permanent home at 10 River Terrace in Battery Park City on the banks of the Hudson River where, last year, 80,000 people walked through its doors, and more than five million were introduced to Poets House through its new website and national partnerships. 2017 marks the 30th Anniversary Celebration of this landmark institution. For more information about these events and Poets House in general, visit and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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