Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Dec 6, 7:00pm
New York, NY



A Celebration of Rigoberto González

Rigoberto González 
continues to change the landscape of American literature through his groundbreaking poetry, prose, and scholarship, providing readers with a redocumentation of our shared cultural memory. Join us for a conversation with González followed by celebratory readings from Eduardo Corral, Hannah Ensor, U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Jenny Jones, Saeed Jones, Erika SanchezElisabet Velasquez, and Vickie Vertiz. Co-hosted by Natalie Diaz and Ada Limón.

Co-sponsored with Poets House.

Admission: $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members and Poetry Society of America members. 

Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 
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Thursday, Dec 8, 7:00pm
Chicago, IL

   

2016 NATIONAL SERIES: POETRY AND THE NATURAL WORLD
with Timothy Donnelly, Camille T. Dungy, and Major Jackson

The Poetry Society of America kicks off its new national series, Poetry and the Natural World, at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. The series will travel to five cities and focus on poems and poets from any era that are in conversation with, or are inspired by, nature. In this first installment, we'll hear from Timothy Donnelly, Camille T. Dungy, and Major Jackson.

Co-sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.

Admission is free.

61 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654

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Saturday, Dec 10, 2:00pm
Bronx, NY

 

POETRY FOR EVERY SEASON:
Billy Collins and Eamon Grennan

Two great friends—Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate and Poet Laureate of the NYBG whose poems are on the grounds of the Garden this winter, and beloved Irish poet and former Vassar College Professor Eamon Grennan—read their own poems and have a dialogue on their experience of writing poetry. 

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

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Monday, Dec 12, 7:30pm
Washington D.C.

   

EMILY DICKINSON TRIBUTE
Tracy K. Smith with Dr. David DeVorkin

In our annual celebration of Emily Dickinson's birthday, award-winning poet Tracy K. Smith reads Dickinson's work and discusses the great significance of her legacy.

Tracy K. Smith is the author of the memoir Ordinary Light, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Nonfiction and selected as a Notable Book by the New York Times and Washington Post. Her most recent collection of poems, Life on Mars, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize. She is currently the director of Princeton University's Creative Writing Program.

Dr. David DeVorkin, Senior Curator of Astronomy for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, joins Smith to talk about astronomy from a 19th century perspective.

At the reception following the reading, Emily Dickinson's black cake is provided by The Suga Chef.

Co-sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Admission is $15
Call 202-544-7077 for tickets.
For more information or visit www.folger.edu/poetry

Folger Theatre
Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE

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Thursday, Dec 15, 7:00pm
New York, NY

  

2016 NATIONAL SERIES: POETRY AND THE NATURAL WORLD
with Natalie Diaz, Ross Gay, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil

The Poetry Society of America's current national series, Poetry and the Natural World, will travel to five cities and focus on poems and poets from any era that are in conversation with, or are inspired by, nature. In this second installment, we'll hear from Natalie DiazRoss Gay, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

Admission is free.

The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003 

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The PSA's programs are made possible by support from our community of readers, writers, and lovers of poetry like yourself. Please consider becoming a member help us continue to place poetry at the crossroads of American life.

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