Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Oct 1, 7:00pm
New York, NY


Ellen Bass and Kevin Simmonds

Ellen Bass's collections include Like a Beggar (Copper Canyon, 2014), The Human Line (Copper Canyon, 2007), named a Notable Book by the San Francisco Chronicle, and Mules of Love (BOA, 2002), winner of the Lambda Literary Award. She teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University.

Kevin Simmonds is the author of Bend to it and Mad for Meat (Salmon Poetry, 2014 & 2011). He is also the editor of Ota Benga Under My Mother's Roof, the final work of the late writer Carrie Allen McCray (University of South Carolina Press, 2012) and the anthology Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011).

Admission is free.

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street


Saturday, Oct 4, 4:00pm
Bronx, NY

with Chase Twichell

Award-winning poet Chase Twichell has curated a Poetry Walk for Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden, the autumn exhibit at The New York Botanical Garden. Join us in this 250-acre public garden, one of New York's most magical places, for her reading of autumn poems from her own books and from the Japanese tradition.

Chase Twichell is the author of seven books of poetry, including Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon, 2010), which won both the Kingsley Tufts Award and the Balcones Poetry Prize. 

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


Wednesday, Oct 8, 6:30pm
Queens, NY

Lynn Emanuel & Terrance Hayes

Literary Legacies explores issues of influence among noteworthy contemporary poets. This new installment pairs former teacher and student, Lynn Emanuel and Terrance Hayes, to read from their work and share their ongoing cross-generational conversation. Moderated by Queens College MFA alumna Zakia Henderson-Brown.

Lynn Emanuel is the author of Noose and Hook (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010); Then, Suddenly— (1999); The Dig (1992); and Hotel Fiesta (1984). She has received the Eric Matthieu King Award from the Academy of American Poets and two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award; Wind in a BoxHip Logic; and Muscular Music, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. How To Be Drawn, his fifth book of poems, is forthcoming in April, 2015. A recent recipient of a MacArthur ("genius") Award, he teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.

Co-sponsored by Queens College MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

Admission is free.

Queens College
Godwin Ternbach Museum
Klapper Hall


Thursday, Oct 9, 7:00pm
New York, NY


Please join us as we celebrate the 80th birthday of legendary poet Mark Strand who will be present. With readings and tribute by Sarah Arvio, John Beer, Peg Boyers, Timothy Donnelly, Louise Glück, Jorie Graham, Edward Hirsch, John Koethe, David Lehman, Honor Moore, Carol Muske-Dukes, Jacqueline Osherow, Mary Jo Salter, Alan Shapiro, Vijay Seshadri, Charles Simic, Tom Sleigh, Susan Stewart, Jessica Strand, Rosanna Warren, Charles Wright, and Andrew Zawacki.  

Co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, the New School Writing Program, and the Poetry Foundation

Admission is free.

The New School
The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street
66 West 12th Street


Thursday, Oct 23, 7:00pm
New York, NY


Peter Gizzi, with Alice Quinn

Peter Gizzi is the author of many collections of poetry, among them In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987-2011, just published by Wesleyan; Threshold Songs (2011);  The Outernationale (2007); and Artificial Heart (1998). He has also edited The Exact Change Yearbook 1995 and The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer, and co-edited, with Kevin Killian, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer

Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program.

Admission is free.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street


Monday, Oct 27, 7:00pm
New York, NY

Sebastião Salgado Photo Exhibition: Genesis

An Evening of Poetry with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jorie Graham
in conversation with Timothy Donnelly

The International Center of Photography (ICP) presents Genesis, a momentous project by world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado. On view from September 19, 2014 through January 11, 2015, the exhibition, curated and designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado, is the result of a multi-year survey and draws together more than 200 spectacular black-and-white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples, raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environmental and climate change.

In collaboration with ICP, the PSA offers this cross-genre event, featuring Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham. Graham will read her own work directly concerned with environmental issues, as well as original poems inspired by Salgado's photographs. After her reading, Graham will have a conversation about climate change and the imagination with Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award-winning poet Timothy Donnelly.

Co-Sponsored by the International Center of Photography

$15/non-members and $10/members, students, and PSA Members
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International Center of Photography
1133 Ave of the Americas #1A