Upcoming Events


Tuesday, Nov 4, 7:00 pm

New York, NY

THE PSA READINGS AT MCNALLY JACKSON
Peter Cole and Susan Howe

Peter Cole's most recent book of poems is The Invention of Influence, which follows his Things on Which I've Stumbled.  In addition to his books with Aharon Shabtai and Yoel Hoffmann, Cole's translations from Hebrew and Arabic include The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492, and The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition. Cole has received numerous honors for his work, including a Guggenheim fellowship, the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007.

Susan Howe is the author of numerous books, including Souls of Labadie Tract (2007);  The Midnight (2003); Pierce-Arrow (1999); My Emily Dickinson (1985); and Defenestration of Prague (1983). She has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including, most recently, the 2010 Bolligen Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has been a distinguished fellow at the Stanford Institute for Humanities, as well as the Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. She taught for many years at the State University of New York-Buffalo, where she held the Samuel P. Capen Chair of Poetry and the Humanities.

Admission is free.

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street

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Thursday, Nov 6, 7:00 pm

New York, NY

THE VOICE OF WOMEN IN AMERICAN POETRY:
with Julie Agoos, Hilton Als, Rigoberto González, Cate Marvin, Maureen McLane, Robert Polito, and Mónica de la Torre

The PSA's 2014 National Series pays tribute to the immense achievement of a wide range of distinguished American poets. In this culminating event, seven contemporary poets and writers will celebrate the lives and poetry of major 20th century figures, discussing their influence and reading poems of their own in tribute.

Julie Agoos on Elizabeth Bishop
Hilton Als on Marianne Moore
Rigoberto González on Paula Gunn Allen
Cate Marvin on May Swenson
Maureen McLane on Anonymous
Robert Polito on Ai
Mónica de la Torre on Hannah Weiner

Co-Sponsored by The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center.

Admission is free.

The Graduate Center, CUNY
Elebash Recital Hall
365 Fifth Avenue

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Thursday, Nov 13, 7:00pm
New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
Claudia Rankine, with Charif Shanahan

Claudia Rankine's most recent book is Citizen, just published by Graywolf Press. She is the author of four previous books, including Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric (2004);  Plot (2001); and The End of the Alphabet (1998). In 2005, she was awarded the Academy of American Poets Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement. She is currently a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and the Henry G. Lee Professor of English at Pomona College in California. 

Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program.

Admission is free.

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

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Tuesday, Nov 18, 6:00pm

New York, NY

THE NEW SALON at BARUCH COLLEGE: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
Marilyn Nelson, with Grace Schulman, Professor of English at Baruch College

Marilyn Nelson is one of America's most celebrated poets. She is a three-time finalist for the National Book Award, and the winner of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King awards, among others. She is the author or translator of fifteen poetry books for adults and children, five chapbooks, and in 2013 she published a memoir entitled How I Discovered Poetry—a series of 50 poems about growing up in the 1950's in a military family, each poem stamped with a place and date from the many places they lived. 

Co-Sponsored by Baruch College.

Admission is free.

Baruch College
Engelman Recital Hall
55 Lexington Avenue
(Entrance at East 25th)

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Monday, Nov 24, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
r. erica doyle and Angela Jackson, with Charif Shanahan

r. erica doyle was born in Brooklyn to Trinidadian immigrant parents. Her first book, proxy (Belladonna*, 2013) was the recipient of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Her poetry and fiction appear in various journals, including Ploughshares, Callaloo, Bloom, Blithe House Quarterly, and Sinister Wisdom. She is a fellow of Cave Canem and an educator in the New York City public schools.

Angela Jackson is the author of five books of poetry, including And All These Roads Be Luminous, which was nominated for a National Book Award, and Dark Legs and Silk Kisses: The Beatitudes of the Spinners, winner of the 1993 Chicago Sun-Times Book of the Year Award in Poetry and the 1994 Carl Sandburg Award for Poetry. Her Where I Must Go: A Novel was published in 2009 by Triquarterly Books. Her plays include Witness! (1978), Shango Diaspora: An African-American Myth of Womanhood and Love (1980), and When the Wind Blows (1984).

Co-sponsored by Poets Out Loud, Fordham University's poetry series.

Admission is free.

Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor

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