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The Academy of American Poets Summer Reading Series continues TOMORROW, July 15, at 6 p.m. Brenda Coultas, Geffrey Davis, and Brian Teare will be sharing poems from the New York Public Library’s historic archival collection as well as their own poems. Please join us at this free event.

The Academy of American Poets Summer Reading Series continues TOMORROW, July 15, at 6 p.m. Brenda Coultas, Geffrey Davis, and Brian Teare will be sharing poems from the New York Public Library’s historic archival collection as well as their own poems. Please join us at this free event.

The Academy of American Poets Summer Reading Series continues on July 15 at 6 p.m. Brenda Coultas, Geffrey Davis, and Brian Teare come together at The New York Public Library to share poems from the library’s historic archival collection as well as their own poems. Please join us at this free event.

The Academy of American Poets Summer Reading Series continues on July 15 at 6 p.m. Brenda Coultas, Geffrey Davis, and Brian Teare come together at The New York Public Library to share poems from the library’s historic archival collection as well as their own poems. Please join us at this free event.

poetrysociety:

“Please don’t tell me to carry a map,” Federico García Lorca wrote his parents from New York, while studying English at Columbia University and writing Poet in New York. “The map never helps me at all, it’s useless. When it comes to maps, I have no sense of direction. When I trust my own instinct I reach my destination, but a map only leads me astray.” 
For the rest of us, here is a nifty interactive map of Lorca in NYC.

poetrysociety:

“Please don’t tell me to carry a map,” Federico García Lorca wrote his parents from New York, while studying English at Columbia University and writing Poet in New York. “The map never helps me at all, it’s useless. When it comes to maps, I have no sense of direction. When I trust my own instinct I reach my destination, but a map only leads me astray.” 

For the rest of us, here is a nifty interactive map of Lorca in NYC.

What did Auden check out from the library?

via http://www.nysoclib.org/

nypl:

Ezra Pound, Kensington, October 22nd, 1913.
Originally published in Alvin Langdon Coburn’s 1922 book More Men of Mark.
Happy Mustache Monday!

nypl:

Ezra Pound, Kensington, October 22nd, 1913.

Originally published in Alvin Langdon Coburn’s 1922 book More Men of Mark.

Happy Mustache Monday!

from  ”Color Prints of the Thirty-six Immortal Woman Poets,” by Hosoda Eishi, 1801

from  ”Color Prints of the Thirty-six Immortal Woman Poets,” by Hosoda Eishi, 1801

(Source: nypl.org)

unypl:

he is reading “A Guide to the Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot,” by B.C. Southam. she is reading “Selected Poems,” by T. S. Eliot.

unypl:

he is reading “A Guide to the Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot,” by B.C. Southam. she is reading “Selected Poems,” by T. S. Eliot.


All lit mags will be available for $2. What?
JUN 16–JUN 17 13TH ANNUAL LIT MAG MARATHON

The Council of Literary Magazines & Presses presents the 13th Annual Lit Mag Marathon Weekend, along with the New York Public Library and Housing Works.
On Saturday, June 16, from 4:30 PM until 6 PM, magazines and presses from around the country will gather at the New York Public Library for the Magathon reading, a festive presentation of content from various magazines, journals and presses. Participating publications include 6X6,BOMB, Bookforum, canteen, the St. Petersburg Review, n+1, and A Public Space.
DeWitt Wallace Periodicals Reading Room New York Public Library Main Branch42nd Street & 5th AvenueNew York, NY
On Sunday, June 17, from 11 AM until 4 PM, Housing Works Bookstore welcomes CLMP and its associates to peruse an extensive collection of deeply discounted magazines, journals, books, and zines.
Housing Works Used Bookstore & Cafe126 Crosby StreetNew York, NY
Saturday, June 16
Add “13th Annual Lit Mag Marathon ” to your Google Calendar
Add “13th Annual Lit Mag Marathon ” to your Yahoo! Calendar

All lit mags will be available for $2. What?

JUN 16–JUN 17 13TH ANNUAL LIT MAG MARATHON

The Council of Literary Magazines & Presses presents the 13th Annual Lit Mag Marathon Weekend, along with the New York Public Library and Housing Works.

On Saturday, June 16, from 4:30 PM until 6 PM, magazines and presses from around the country will gather at the New York Public Library for the Magathon reading, a festive presentation of content from various magazines, journals and presses. Participating publications include 6X6,BOMBBookforumcanteen, the St. Petersburg Reviewn+1, and A Public Space.

DeWitt Wallace Periodicals Reading Room 
New York Public Library Main Branch
42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY


On Sunday, June 17, from 11 AM until 4 PM, Housing Works Bookstore welcomes CLMP and its associates to peruse an extensive collection of deeply discounted magazines, journals, books, and zines.


Housing Works Used Bookstore & Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY

Saturday, June 16

Photo by Carl Van Vechten. Windows in Gimbel Brothers Dept. Store. April 19, 1934. 

Photo by Carl Van Vechten. Windows in Gimbel Brothers Dept. Store. April 19, 1934.