Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 19, 2:00pm
Bronx, NY

POETRY FOR EVERY SEASON: OCTAVIO PAZ POETRY WALK





The New York Botanical Garden's blockbuster exhibition Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life is the first to examine Frida Kahlo's keen appreciation for the beauty and variety of the natural world, as evidenced by her home and garden as well as the complex use of plant imagery in her artwork. Featuring a rare display of more than a dozen original Kahlo paintings and works on paper, this limited six-month engagement also reimagines the iconic artist's famed garden and studio at Casa Azul, her lifelong home in Mexico City.

Curated by poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths, a poetry walk will feature the poems of Nobel Prize winner Octavio Paz, a contemporary and friend of Kahlo's, many of which reference native plants and flowers. The poetry walk will be adjacent to the Haupt Conservatory amid the seasonal beauty of the Garden's own collections. At this afternoon reading, Griffiths will read a selection of Paz poems from the poetry walk, as well as original poems inspired by the life and work of Frida Kahlo. 

Co-sponsored by the New York Botanical Garden.

New York Botanical Garden
Ross Hall
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road 

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Sunday, September 20, 10:00am
Brooklyn, NY

BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL




The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of literary stars and emerging authors who represent the exciting world of literature today. One of America's premier book festivals, this hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. Poets participating this year include Elizabeth Alexander, Tina Chang, Nick Flynn, Marie Howe, Saeed JonesAda Limón, Cate Marvin, Eileen Myles, Gregory Pardlo, Rowan Ricardo PhillipsTracy K. Smith, Jean Valentine, and Wendy Xu.

Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street

For a full calendar of Brooklyn Book Festival events visit here

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Thursday, September 24, 7:00pm
New York, NY

A TRIBUTE TO PHILIP LEVINE




with Ann Close,  Levine's last editor at Knopf, and poets Kate Daniels
, Toi Derricotte, Juan Felipe Herrera, Edward Hirsch, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dorianne Laux, Mari L'Esperance, Paul Mariani, Jane Mead, Tomás Q, Morín, Sharon Olds, Tom Sleigh, David St. John, and Gerald Stern.

Join many of the poetry organizations in New York City to honor the work and memory of the great poet Philip Levine (1928-2015). An array of distinguished poets and friends of Levine's will read his work in tribute.

Co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, Blue Flower Arts, Cave Canem Foundation, Library of Congress, NYU's Creative Writing Program, Penguin Random House, Poets House, and the Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y

Admission is free.

The Great Hall
Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003

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

THE NEW SALON AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY:
READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
Matthew Zapruder, with Deborah Landau



Matthew Zapruder is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Come On All You Ghosts, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Sun BearWhy Poetry, a book of prose, is forthcoming from Ecco Press in 2016. An Associate Professor in the St. Mary's College of California MFA program and English Department, he is also Editor at Large at Wave Books. He lives in Oakland, CA.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program

Admission is free.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10003 

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