Poetry Programming, Writing Workshops: Confessionalist Poetry: Poetry Society of New York Poet Ahmed Elguindi in Residence

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April 23, 2024
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL and Poetry Society of New York

This April, join us for writing workshops across the three boroughs, uplifting poetry of all types; free verse, form, and everything in between!

Confessionalist Poetry: Writing Workshop with Ahmed Elguindi
Participants will dive into various poets of the confessionalism era from the 1950s-1970s, as well understanding a handful of poetic forms; sestina, sonnet, villanelle. 

Poet in Residence Dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 12:00-5:00 PM
Workshop: April 16, 5:30-7:00 PM


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Ahmed Elguindi

Ahmed Elguindi is a poet and student at The City College of New York. Best known for writing poetry on napkins, a quirk that stemmed from impulsive ideas that had to be noted when paper wasn’t always present. His poetry often deals with themes of heartache, inner reflection and the trials of loneliness. He’s been featured in the NYC Poetry Festival, Jazz Age Lawn Party and NY Coffee Festival writing personalized poems on his typewriter.



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Poetry Society of New York

The Poetry Society of New York has a simple mission: to redefine and reestablish poetry's essential position in the culture-at-large. The society accomplishes this mission by: a) creating new models for the presentation of poetry, b) fostering vibrant, progressive poetry communities across the globe, c) cultivating relationships in the worlds of art, literature, design and business, and d) presenting the works of New York City poets to the world. The New York City poetry world has largely isolated itself to a small & fragmented circle. The Poetry Society of New York moves through & opens up that circle to unite the community of makers with the community of appreciators in fresh and unconventional ways.


  • Audience: Adults