Upcoming Events

Thursday, Sep 8, 7:00pm
New York, NY

THE PSA READINGS AT MCNALLY JACKSON:
Cynthia Cruz and Ocean Vuong

   


Cynthia Cruz is the author of four collections of poetry: Ruin (Alice James Books), The Glimmering Room (Four Way Books), Wunderkammer, and How the End Begins, published in March of 2016. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. Cruz has an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College in writing and an MFA in Art Criticism & Writing from the School of Visual Arts.

Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). A 2016 Whiting Award winner and Ruth Lilly fellow, he has received honors from The Civitella Ranieri Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, and others. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he lives in New York City.

Admission is free. 

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
New York, NY

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Thursday, Sep 15, 7:00pm
New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION

Sharon Olds, with Deborah Landau



Sharon Olds is the author of 12 books of poetry, most recently Stag's Leap (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize. She teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and helped to found the NYU workshop programs for residents of Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island and for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. She lives in New York City. Her thirteenth book, Odes, is forthcoming from Knopf in 2016.


Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program

Admission is free.

Rosenthal Pavilion
10th floor, Kimmel Center
60 Washington Sq South
New York, NY 

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Sunday, Sep 18
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 Beth Bachmann, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Tina Chang, Martha Collins, Cynthia Cruz, Paolo Javier, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Kumunyakaa, Rickey Laurentiis, Camille Rankine, Patrick Rosal, Solmaz Sharif, Ocean Vuong, and Monica Youn. 


Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street

For a full calendar of Brooklyn Book Festival events visit here

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Tuesday, Sep 20, 7:00pm
Cambridge, MA

THE GLORIES OF POETRY IN TRANSLATION, PART 2
with David McCann, Chloe Garcia Roberts, & Patrick Sylvain, hosted by Martha Collins

Join us as Martha Collins hosts poets and translators David McCann, Chloe Garcia Roberts, and Patrick Sylvain, who will read from their translated works and share their insight on the process and experience of poetry translation.



David McCann
's books of translations include Azaleas, Poems by Kim Sowôl (Columbia University Press, 2007), Traveler Maps: Poems by Ko Un (Tamal Vista Press, 2004), The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry (Columbia University Press, 2004), and Early Korean Literature: Selections and Introductions (Columbia University Press, 2001). His most recent book of poems, Same Bird, was published this year by Moon Pie Press.


Chloe Garcia Roberts is the author of The Reveal (Noemi Press) and the translator of Li Shangyin's Derangements of My Contemporaries: Miscellaneous Notes (New Directions), which was awarded a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant. She lives in Boston and is managing editor for the Harvard Review.

Patrick Sylvain is a Haitian-American writer, translator, and poet. He is an instructor of Haitian language and culture at Brown University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and he has taught at Harvard, the Rhode Island School of Design, Tufts University, and UMASS Boston. His latest book of translations is Love, Lust & Loss/Lanmou lanvi ak pèdans.

Admission is free.

First Parish Church, Helverson Parlor
One Church Street (Harvard Square)
Cambridge, MA

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Thursday, Sep 22, 7:00pm
New York, NY

THE PSA READINGS AT MCNALLY JACKSON:

Thomas Dooley and Monica Youn

  

Thomas Dooley is the author of Trespass (Harper Perennial, 2014), a National Poetry Series selection. A practitioner of narrative medicine, he is the founder of SURGE, a magazine publishing the poetry and stories of hospitalized teens. He is also Founding Artistic Director of Emotive Fruition, a New York-based collective of poets and actors, and was recently featured on NPR's hit show Radiolab. A member of the creative writing faculty at New York University, he lives and writes in Brooklyn.

Monica Youn is the author of Blackacre (Graywolf Press, 2016), Barter, and Ignatz (Four Way Books), which was a finalist for the National Book Award. A former lawyer, she teaches at Princeton University and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She lives in Manhattan.

Admission is free.

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 

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