Sunday, Apr 6, 2:00pm
The Bronx, NY
POETRY FOR EVERY SEASON AT THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN
The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary
with Tracy K. Smith, David Yezzi & Henri Cole
In conjunction with the NYBG's display of a stunning array of orchids from Key West, a Poetry Walk on the grounds will feature the work of three major American poets who made their homes on the island in the 20th century.
At this featured reading, distinguished contemporaries will read and pay tribute to these predecessors:
Tracy K. Smith reads Elizabeth Bishop
David Yezzi reads Richard Wilbur
Henri Cole reads James Merrill
Co-sponsored by the New York Botanical Garden.
Admission is free with All Garden Pass admission to the Botanical Garden.
For directions see www.nybg.org
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road
2900 Southern Blvd, New York, NY 10458
Thursday, Apr 10, 7:00pm
New York, NY
THE NEW SALON AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY:
READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
Cyrus Cassells with Charif Shanahan
Cyrus Cassells is the author of The Crossed-Out Swastika(Copper Canyon Press, 2012); More Than Peace and Cypresses (2004); Beautiful Signor (1997), which won the Lambda Literary Award; Soul Make a Path Through Shouting(1994), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and received the PSA's William Carlos Williams Award; and The Mud Actor (1982), which was a National Poetry Series selection. He teaches poetry at the Texas State University-San Marcos.
Co-sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program.
Admission is free.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street
Saturday, Apr 26, 5:30pm
New York, NY
JIMMY'S BLUES: DISCUSSING THE POETRY OF JAMES BALDWIN
As part of NYLA's week-long festival The Year of James Baldwin, this poetry event will feature conversations about and readings from Badlwin's only book of poems, Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems (Beacon), with renowned poetsNikky Finney, Edward Hirsch, Yusef Komunyakaa,Ed Pavlic, Nathalie Handal, and Meghan O'Rourke.
Co-presented with New York Live Arts.
New York Live Arts Studios
219 W 19th Street