Creative Writing at The New School


Poetry Forum: Deborah Landau

Poetry Forum: Deborah Landau

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Klein Conference Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

66 West 12th Street, Room A510 New York, NY 10011

Deborah Landau is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently The Uses of the Body (Copper Canyon Press, 2015) and The Last Usable Hour, a Lannan Literary Selection published by Copper Canyon in 2011. Her first book, Orchidelirium, was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Her work has appeared in The Paris ReviewTin HousePoetry,The New YorkerBoston ReviewThe Kenyon ReviewThe Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and elsewhere. Her poems have been widely anthologized in places such as The Best American Erotic PoemsPlease Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation (Viking 2015), Not for Mothers Only,(Fence Books), Women’s Work: Modern Poets Writing in English, and translated into Mongolian, Romanian, Russian, and Greek. She was educated at Stanford, Columbia, and Brown, where she was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow and received a PhD in English and American Literature. For many years she co-directed the KGB Bar Monday Night Poetry Series and co-hosted the video interview program Open Book on She teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University.

Moderated by Mark Bibbins, faculty, Creative Writing Program

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

Cost: Free to all.

A Reading by Marie Howe and a Lecture by Joy Harjo

A Reading by Marie Howe and a Lecture by Joy Harjo

Friday, October 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall

55 West 13th Street, Room I202, New York, NY 10011

Join us for a reading by recent New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe and a lecture on contemporary poetry by poet Joy Harjo: “Ancestors: a Mapping of Indigenous Poetry and Poets.” As part of the annual Blaney Lecture, Harjo will give an overview of the current field of young indigenous poets, and their ancestral strands of relatives. The branches extend throughout the world, before the English language.The annual Blaney Lecture was created in memory of former Academy of American Poets Board member Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney by a gift from her estate. The event will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Academy of American Poets. 

This event is part of the Poets Forum series. For a list of all events, please visit here.

Cost:$15 / $5 students, must show I.D.

American Poets Magazine Publication Party

American Poets Magazine Publication party

Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College

65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10003

Join us for a reading and reception featuring 2015 Walt Whitman Award winner Sjohnna McCray, faculty member Elaine Equi, who will be reading from her new book, Sentences and Rain, just out from Coffee House Press, and Camille Rankine, whose first full-length collection of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in Fall 2015.  The reading and reception are in celebration of the new fall/winter issue of American Poets, the Academy’s biannual magazine.

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Academy of American Poets. This event is free to all.

More Than One: Writing Biography

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Klein Conference Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

66 West 12th Street, Room A510 New York, NY 10011

With Amanda Vaill and Pamela Katz.

Amanda Vaill is the author of Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War, a work of narrative historical nonfiction about a group of 1930’s combat journalists; Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, for which she received a Guggenheim Fellowship; and the bestselling Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy – A Lost Generation Love Story, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in biography. In addition she is a co-author of Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design, an illustrated study of the work of her designer grandfather, and has edited or contributed to a number of other books, most recently The Beatles Are Here!, an anthology of reminiscences about the eponymous band’s first visit to the United States fifty years ago. She was also the writer of the screenplay for the PBS/American Masters documentary, Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About, which won both an Emmy and a Peabody Award.

Pamela Katz most recent book is The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink. She co-wrote Margarethe von Trotta's film Rosenstrasse-(2003) based on a true story of resistance to the Third Reich; The Other Women (2005) - about Stasi Romeos in former East Germany; and Remembrance- based on a story about a pair of lovers who escape Auschwitz only to lose each other in postwar Poland, and they reunite thirty years later. Remembrance premiered in 2011 in Germany and was distributed by Corinth Films in the U.S, in 2013. Her third project with von Trotta, a dramatic film titled Hannah Arendt, starring Barbara Sukowa and Janet McTeer, premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. She's also written a television mini-series about the legendary theater couple from Berlin's wild 20's-- Lotte Lenya and Kurt Weill. She also wrote a historical novel based on the life of Lenya, titled And Speaking of Love.

Moderated by Honor Moore, nonfiction coordinator, Creative Writing Program

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

Cost: Free to all.

Works Translated and Works in Translation

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Klein Conference Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

66 West 12th Street, Room A510 New York, NY 10011

Valeria Luiselli’s novel, The Story of My Teeth, will be published by Coffee House Press in fall 2015. She is the author of the book of essays Sidewalks and the internationally acclaimed novel Faces in the Crowd. Luiselli’s short fiction and non-fiction pieces have appeared in magazines and newspapers such as The New York TimesGrantaMcSweeney’s and Dazed and Confused. Her work has been translated to multiple languages, and in 2014 she was the recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award.

Patrick Philips is the author of the poetry collections Elegy for a Broken Machine (2015) Chattahoochee (2004), and Boy (2008). His honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Copenhagen. He won the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s translation prize for his translations of the work of Danish poet Henrik Nordbrandt, most recently When We Leave Each Other (2013).

Moderator by Tiphanie Yanique, faculty, Creative Writing Program.

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program. Cost: Free to all.


Augury Books Launch


Wednesday, October 7th, from 7:00-10:00 pm

Berl's Poetry Shop, 126 A Front Street, Brooklyn, 11201

Augury Books (helmed by New School MFA alums Kate Angus and Kimberly Steele, as well as New School BA alum Nicholas Amara) is delighted to announce the launch of two new titles: Hiccups by Joe Pan and American Gramophone by Carey McHugh.

Joe Pan & Carey McHugh will read from their new books. Karen Russell (Swamplandia, Vampires in the Lemon Grove) and Debbie Kuan (Xing) will introduce the poets, as well as read from their own work.

The HiFi Reading Series & Gigantic Books Present: Gigantic World.tumblr_nv1wixfLp61trkibio1_1280

Wednesday, October 7th, 8:00 pm

The HiFi Bar169 Avenue A, New York, NY, 10009

The HiFi Reading Series is teaming up with Lincoln Michel (Upright Beasts) and Nadxi Nieto (Noon), the robots behind the anthology Gigantic Worlds, to bring you an evening of science flash fiction featuring contributors Helen Phillips (The Beautiful Bureaucrat), Matthew Rossi, and Lorraine Schein.  In the hopes of giving lesser-known voices a spotlight to read their work, The HiFi Reading Series brings you a selection of “undiscovered” writers, curated each month by an established author. The notion here is simple: the team behind the HiFi Reading Series thinks great, accomplished writers have excellent taste, and we can’t wait to see whom they think we should be watching out for. Gigantic Worlds is an anthology featuring 51 science flash fiction stories from 51 authors that will transport you to other worlds. Over 250 pages of robot rebellions, alien pornography, high society cyborgs, orgasmic planets, space-time disruptions, and futures both likely and unlikely. The reading is free (1 drink minimum). For more information, please email

with Cate Marvin & Robin Beth Schaer

Tuesday, Oct 13th at 7:00pm

52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

Cate Marvin's third book of poems, Oracle, was released by Norton this year. A 2015 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, she is a professor of creative writing at the College of Staten Island.

Robin Beth Schaer is the author of the poetry collection Shipbreaking (Anhinga 2015). She has received fellowships from Yaddo, Djerassi, Saltonstall, and VCCA. She teaches writing in New York City and worked as a deckhand aboard the Tall Ship Bounty, a 180-foot ship lost in Hurricane Sandy.

Admission is free.

Feral City

Feral City Flyer

Open through October 13th, 2015

Undercurrent Projects, 215 East 5th Street, New York, NY 10003

Feral City is an exhibition curated by alum Elisha Wagman that presents the collaborative work of twenty-two writers and artists. The Lineup: Joseph Barral, Marcus Bowers, Nicole Callihan, Shamus Clisset, Kavita Das, Jaquira Diaz, Shokry Eldaly, Mary Faulkner, Kristen Felicetti, Thomas Fucaloro, Lisa Galloway, Ysabel Gonzalez, Harold Hoefle, Raven Jackson, Modesto Flako Jimenez,  K’Alien, Karen Kenney, Amy Kurzweil, Niki Kriese, Anna Levy,Misha Lobo, Rebecca Nison, Sheryl Oppenheim, Joseph A. W. Quintela, Niki Singleton, Sarah Nicole Smetana, Maria Tsaguriya.

I Saw it at Ray's House


Open through October 31st, 2015

Soho Photo Gallery, 5 White Street, New York, NY 10013

Elizabeth Nahum-Albright. "After spending my childhood exploring with my dad the magical house  on Cheviot Drive, a chapter closed. Ray Bradbury, the science fiction giant, passed away. After that, we climbed the steps to the L.A. house one last time. Packing up a house full of memories, my dad and I were allowed to rediscover a man we all held close and to share the privilege of saying, "I saw it at Ray's house.' "


Between the Reader and the Written Word: A Case for Fine Printing and the Digital Age


Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 5:30 PM

The Groiler Club,  47 E. 60th St, New York, NY 10065

Between the Reader and the Written Word: A Case for Fine Printing in the Digital Age will celebrate the exhibition THORNWILLOW AT 30 and the establishment of the Thornwillow Institute for the Preservation of the Related Crafts of the Written Word. The panel talk will feature Nonfiction Coordinator, Honor Moore, as well as Adam Gopnik, Harold Holzer, Ronald Patkus, Luke Ives Pontifell, and Lorin Stein.

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