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Pulitzer Centennial Poetry Celebration
Thursday, October 27th 7PM

The Great Hall of The Cooper Union

New York City

At this once-in-a-lifetime event, 14 Pulitzer Prize-winning poets will share the stage to read from their own prize-winning collections as well as select poems by past winners. Join us in celebration of their achievement, of the Centennial year of the Pulitzer Prizes, and of PSA's founding role in sponsoring the earliest years of the prize for poetry.

Featuring: Rae ArmantroutJohn AshberyPeter BalakianCarl DennisStephen DunnJorie GrahamYusef KomunyakaaSharon OldsGregory PardloKay RyanPhilip SchultzVijay SeshadriNatasha Trethewey, and Charles Wright.

All proceeds will benefit the Poetry Society of America's public programming including our signature initiative, Poetry in Motion.


Q & A With Pulitzer Prize-winning Poets


We asked all living winners of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry to answer some questions. Visit our site to hear from Rae ArmantroutCarl DennisRita DoveRobert HassRichard HowardTed KooserLisel MuellerGregory PardloKay RyanVijay Seshadri, and Henry Taylor.


The reading is co-sponsored by The Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs, the New York Council for the Humanities, the Pulitzer Prizes as part of the Pulitzer Centennial Campfire Initiative, and supported by Alfred A. Knopf, Four Way Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Graywolf, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Louisiana State University Press, W.W. Norton, NYRB Poets / New York Review Books, University of Chicago Press, and Wesleyan University Press.