Upcoming Events

Fri-Sun, Nov 4-6
New York, NY

Irish Arts Center's 3rd Annual PoetryFest

Irish Arts Center's 3rd Annual PoetryFest will showcase the best of Irish poetry from around the world over the course of three days and feature readings and a special tribute to the distinguished and influential Thomas Kinsella.

Other guests include Anne Carson, Meghan O'RourkeTimothy DonnellyVijay SeshadriMarie PonsotPatrick McGrathRobert Sullivan,  Nick Laird, David Wheatley, Michael Longley, Leanne O'Sullivan, Dennis O'Driscoll, and Sara Berkeley Tolchin.

For a full list of events and locations visit The Irish Arts Center.

All events are free and open to the public but as space is limited, reservations are strongly recommended.

Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
(between 10th and 11th Avenues; subway C E to 50th Street)

PoetryFest is presented in association with the Poetry Society of America, Poetry Ireland and Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland's year of Irish arts in America.
 This event is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency.

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Sat-Sun, Nov 5-6
Sat-Sun, Nov 12-13 
The Bronx, NY


Poem Forest 
A self-guided walk designed by Jon Cotner
Thain Forest | Sweetgum Trail

12:00-4:30pm

Poem Forest gives festival visitors a new kind of poetry experience, as well as a new kind of walking experience. Poet-walker Jon Cotner has fused lines selected from 2500 years of nature poetry with Thain Forest's autumnal landscape. At 15 spots along Sweetgum Trail, visitors will speak, sing, or variously engage with 15 lines that encourage them to see and sense more clearly, to inhabit the present more deeply, and to fill with enchantment over the course of this walking meditation. The original poets who composed the lines are explorers – observers, lovers – of nature. They address us from America and from around the globe: Chile, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Sweden. Together their voices invite us to enter a path with no foreseeable end. Poem Forest is one possible beginning, a reminder to keep going.

Co-sponsored by The New York Botanical Garden.

Admission is free with All Garden Pass admission to the Botanical Garden.

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road
For directions see www.nybg.org  

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Tuesday, Nov 8, 6:00pm
Cambridge, MA

LATINO/A POETRY NOW
Rosa Alcalá, Eduardo C. Corral & Aracelis Girmay

Join us for the premiere event in a reading series that celebrates distinct and dynamic voices in Latino/a poetry, a series that will travel the country, beginning in Cambridge, MA, and proceeding to Washington, D.C., Saint Paul, MN, South Bend, IN, and beyond. The inaugural event will feature readings by three poets, followed by a public conversation and moderated by Francisco Aragón (Director of Letras Latinas). 

 

Co-sponsored by Letras Latinas, the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, the Poetry Society of America, and the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University.

Admission is free.

Thompson Room
Barker Center
12 Quincy Street

Read a round-table discussion with the participating poets on the Poetry Society Website

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Friday, Nov 11, 7:00pm
New York, NY

An Evening with Hungarian poet Dénes Krusovsky

Poet and translator Dénes Krusovsky reads his poetry and discusses his recent investigations into diverse definitions of the human body.



Co-sponsored By CEC artslink, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Poets House.

10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poetry Society Members.

Poets House
10 River Terrace  

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Saturday, Nov 19, 3:00pm    
The Bronx, NY 

A SEASON IN POETRY
Judith Baumel, Michael Dickman, and Jennifer Grotz

Welcome the arrival of Winter with poets reading classic and favorite poems as well as their own work at the largest botanical garden in the United States.


Co-sponsored by The New York Botanical Garden. 

Admission is free with All Garden Pass admission to the Botanical Garden.

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road
For directions see www.nybg.org

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