The Poetry Project


‘Why I Am Not A Painter’: Ursula Issue 8 Launch x The Poetry Project

Please join The Poetry Project and Hauser & Wirth to celebrate the release of Ursula No. 8, The Poetry Issue, with a stellar evening of readings.

‘I think I would rather be / a painter, but I am not,’ Frank O’Hara wrote, in an arguably painterly poem. In its first theme issue, Ursula magazine explores the vibrant affinities between poets and artists. A collaboration with The Poetry Project in downtown New York, organized by Nicole Eisenman and featuring a riotous painting by Eisenman on the cover, the issue gathers new work by a dozen distinguished poets in a special feature, along with contributions by Jeremy O. Harris, Anne Waldman, Mark Bradford and many more.

The event will feature readings by the following poets: Bahaar Ahsan, Mirene Arsanios, John Coletti, Benjamin Krusling, Ted Rees, Anne Waldman, Laurie Weeks, and Mohammed Zenia Siddiq Yusef Ibrahim

Copies of the magazine will be available for purchase during the event.

This event is free. However, due to limited space, reservations are required. RSVP here.