Hen House at Home ft. Janice Dewey and Eleanor Wilner

May 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Our next Hen House at Home virtual event features two poets from the newest addition to Red Hen Press, our Crooked Hearts imprint! Crooked Hearts Press focuses on work from writers over the age of 55, and we’re honored to have Janice Dewey and the incredible Eleanor Wilner as our first poets from this imprint.
Janice and Eleanor will read from their upcoming collections, HOW TO FEED A HORSE and GONE TO EARTH respectively, before speaking with each other on the imprint and the importance of carving a space for senior writers to thrive.

Tune in on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/redhenpress, our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/redhenpressbeats, or our website at www.redhen.org/virtual and order their books at our webstore now! https://shop.aer.io/Red_Hen_Press/cl/Spring_/218726 We hope to see you there!

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May 12
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4:00 pm
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Free
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NEH Reading and Conversation Series: Victoria Chang and Afaa Weaver

April 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Continuing our poetry lecture and conversation series are Victoria Chang and Afaa Weaver, with conversation moderated by Kate Gale, on bending the rules of Formalism.

With the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Red Hen Press is proud to bring a unique lecture and conversation series to the public, focusing on the history and future of formalism in poetry.

The unifying thread of this conversation series is exploring formalist poetry and the role it plays in our culture as poetry continues to evolve. Why do we as readers and listeners to poetry continue to love the sound and rhythm of formal poetry? Why does it create a kind of heartbeat for us?

Our series is organized with a movement from the traditional to the contemporary, bringing in diverse experiences and voices. Speakers will discuss poetry’s formal foundation and how teaching these building blocks allows for growth. In order for young people to do experimental poetry, they have to know what rules to break; to play with form, they have to know what form is. In poetry, traditional forms are the way we learn technique. If poetry were dance, form is ballet.

Streamed live on redhen.org, facebook.com/redhenpress, and youtube.com/redhenpressbeats

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Date:
April 28
Time:
4:00 pm
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Free
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Hen House at Home ft. Khalisa Rae, Nikki Moustaki, and Allison Joseph

April 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Red Hen Press is excited to bring our virtual event series, the Hen House at Home, back to your screens this spring! Mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 4:00 P.M. PT
We kick off the series with a poetry special featuring Khalisa Rae, Nikki Moustaki, and Allison Joseph. These female women warriors write poetry that pulls punches as they identify with grief, society, injustice, rage, race, and womanhood. Purchase GHOST IN A BLACK GIRL’S THROAT, EXTREMELY LIGHTWEIGHT GUNS, and LEXICON now! https://shop.aer.io/Red_Hen_Press/cl/Spring_/218726

You don’t want to miss this reading and conversation. Tune in on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/redhenpress, our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/redhenpressbeats, or our website at www.redhen.org/virtual. We hope to see you there!

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Date:
April 21
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5:00 pm
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Free
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Rising Up: Poets Take A Stand

April 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

A BookSwell literary reading and fundraiser for Stop AAPI Hate

Join us to hear four poets from different backgrounds who are concerned with issues of social justice. Lisbeth Coiman, Deborah J. Hunter, Teresa Mei Chuc, and Leonora Simonovis will share their poems of resistance to stand up to racism, dictators, and the machinery of war itself.

This online event, produced by Lisbeth Coiman in collaboration with Bookswell, is free to attend via Zoom and YouTube. All proceeds from pay-what-you-will ticketed donations will go to Stop AAPI Hate.

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