Upcoming Events

Thursday, Feb 4, 7:00pm
New York, NY


An event to honor the acclaimed poet James Tate (1943-2015), featuring poets John AshberyGillian ConoleyMichael Earl Craig, Jorie GrahamMatthea HarveyYusef Komunyakaa, Dorothea LaskyEmily PettitGuy PettitSrikanth ReddyCharles SimicArisa WhiteDean Young, and Matthew Zapruder. The event will be introduced by David Lehman, Associate Professor of Writing, and will feature music by Eve Beglarian and Charles Wuorinen and vocals by Maya Sharpe.

Co-sponsored by The New School Creative Writing Program; the Academy of American Poets; Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins; the Poetry Foundation; the Poetry Society of America; Poets & Writers, Poets House; the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers; the Unterberg Poetry Center, and 92nd Street Y.

Admission is free.

The New School
The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011


Thursday, Feb 11, 7:00pm
New York, NY


An event honoring the poet Ruth Stone (1915-2011), featuring Matthea Harvey, Edward Hirsch, Major Jackson, Sharon Olds, and Bianca Stone. Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Jennifer Tamayo will read recent work published in the first installment of The Ruth Stone Reader.

Co-sponsored by the Thirteenth Street Repertory Theatre and The Ruth Stone Foundation.

Admission is free.

Thirteenth Street Repertory Theatre
50 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011


Wednesday, Feb 17, 7:00pm
Brookyn, NY

Patricia Spears Jones and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

Patricia Spears Jones is the author of A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems (White Pine Press, 2015), Painkiller (2010), Femme du Monde (2006), The Weather That Kills (1995), and several chapbooks. Her honors include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Art and the New York Community Trust, and residencies at Yaddo, Bread Loaf, and the Millay Colony.  She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon is the author of Open Interval, a 2009 National Book Award finalist, and Black Swan, winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, as well as Poems in Conversation and a Conversation, a chapbook in collaboration with Elizabeth Alexander. She is currently at work on a third collection, The Coal Tar Colors.

Admission is free.

163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Thursday, Feb 25, 7:00pm
New York, NY

Eileen Myles, with Alice Quinn

Poet, novelist, performer, and art journalist Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems and a re-issue of Chelsea Girls, both published in fall 2015, from Ecco/Harper Collins. Her other books include Snowflake/different streets (2012), Inferno: A Poet's Novel (2010), The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art (2009), Sorry, Tree (2007), Tow (2005, with artists Larry C. Collins), Skies (2001), on my way (2001), Cool for You (novel, 2000), School of Fish (1997), Maxfield Parrish (1995), and Not Me (1991). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers' grant, a Lambda Book Award, and the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. She lives in Marfa, Texas and New York.

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