The Poetry Society of America is excited to announce our Spring Calendar of Events, which includes
Wednesday, Feb 4, 7:00pm
New York, NY
THE PSA READINGS AT MCNALLY JACKSON
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
JOHN BERRYMAN AT 100
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 Bernard, Henri 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
THE PSA READINGS AT BOOKCOURT
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 http://timothyliu.net.
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. (www.davidmcloghlin.com)
163 Court Street
Tuesday, Feb 24, 7:00pm
"VISION QUEST": A POETRY READING AT MoCADA
In celebration of Black Future Month, join us for an exciting evening of readings by acclaimed poets Aracelis Girmay, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Camille 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