Season of Events


The Poetry Society of America is excited to announce our Spring Calendar of Events, which includes 


Wednesday, Feb 4, 7:00pm
New York, NY
Cynthia Cruz & Reginald Harris

Cynthia Cruz's first collection of poems, Ruin, was published by Alice James Books and her second collection, The Glimmering Room, was published by Four Way Books in 2012.Wunderkammer, her third collection, was published by Four Way Books in 2014. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reginald Harris is winner of the 2012 Cave Canem/ Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize for Autogeography. He is a Pushcart Prize Nominee, recipient of Individual Artist Awards for both poetry and fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council, and a Finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and the ForeWord Book of the Year for 10 Tongues: Poems (2002). He is Poetry In The Branches Coordinator and Information Technology Director for Poets House in New York City and an Associate Editor for Lambda Literary Foundation's Literary Review. He lives in Brooklyn.

Admission is free.

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street


Thursday, Feb 26
New York, NY

Join us for a day-long celebration of John Berryman, in honor of the poet's centenary, marked by FSG last year with the publication of four volumes of Berryman's work, each with a new introduction:

The Heart Is Strange: New Selected Poems, edited and with an introduction by Daniel Swift 

The Dream Songs, edited by Daniel Swift with a new introduction by Michael Hoffman

Berryman's Sonnets
, edited by Daniel Swift with a new introduction by April Bernard

77 Dream Songs
, edited by Daniel Swift with a new introduction  by Henri Cole

Fourteen distinguished contemporaries will commemorate the poet's life and work, in three afternoon panels, and each will read a favorite poem in that evening's reading, including April BernardHenri Cole,  Cornelius Eady, Rachel Hadas,Saskia Hamilton, Cathy Park Hong, A. Van Jordan, Robin Coste Lewis, Edward Mendelson, Patrick Rosal, Evie Shockley, Daniel Swift, Kevin Young, and Rachel Zucker. 

Schedule of Events


3pm-3:50pm - Cornelius Eady, Rachel Hadas, Daniel Swift
4pm-4:50pm - April Bernard, Henri Cole, A. Van Jordan
5pm-5:50pm - Cathy Park Hong, Robin Coste Lewis, Kevin Young

6pm-7pm - Public Reception

7pm-8:15 - Reading

All events are free and open to the public, including the reception.


Tuesday, Feb 17, 7:00pm
Brooklyn, NY
Timothy Liu & David McLoghlin

Join us for the PSA's first program at the charming Carroll Gardens bookstore, BookCourt, a local institution offering best-sellers to classics. 

Timothy Liu's latest book is Don't Go Back To Sleep (Saturnalia Books, 2014). Read more hyperbole at

David McLoghlin is the author of Waiting for Saint Brendan and Other Poems, published by Salmon Poetry in 2012 and awarded 2nd prize in the Patrick Kavanagh Awards, Ireland's best-known award for a first unpublished manuscript. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, David lives in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood of Brooklyn with his wife Adrienne Brock, where they run the Eagle and the Wren reading series. (

163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY


Tuesday, Feb 24, 7:00pm
Brooklyn, NY

In celebration of Black Future Month, join us for an exciting evening of readings by acclaimed poets Aracelis Girmay, Kamilah Aisha MoonCamille Rankine, and Patricia Smith. In response to MoCADA's spring exhibition Vision Quest,which features work by the artists Sheena Rose and Amaryllis de Jesus Moleski, each poet will read work that examines Black womanhood in diverse and inspiring ways.

Cash bar provided, with a Q&A to follow the reading.

Co-sponsored with the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).

80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217