Air this Pain and Alter It

Thursday, Nov 2, 7:00pm
New York, NY

AIR THIS PAIN AND ALTER IT:
WHAT CAN POETRY DO?


As part of the Poetry Society of America's 2017-2018 national series of this title, distinguished poets and writers present poems which speak to our contemporary moment. Featured writers include Eduardo C. CorralNick FlynnKimiko HahnBob HicokJane Hirshfield, Tyehimba Jess, Gregory Pardlo, and Jacqueline Woodson.

"Words had an energy and power, and I came to respect that power early . . . . If we feel deeply, and we encourage ourselves and others to feel deeply, we will find the germ of our answers to bring about change . . . . If I cannot air this pain and alter it, I will surely die of it."  

—Audre Lorde from Black Women Writers at Work 

Co-sponsored by Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative and the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY, with support from the Ford Foundation.

Free and open to the public.

Proshansky Auditorium
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY   

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