Upcoming Events

The summer is over but the Poetry Society of America's Fall Season of Events is just heating up. Please visit our online calendar for our entire season of events.

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Saturday, September 7, 3:00pm
Bronx, NY

POETRY OF THE ENGLISH AND ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
with Linda Gregerson

Poetry comes to life during these dramatic readings, presented in conjunction with the Music & Dance of the Italian Renaissance program at the New York Botanical Garden. 

Linda Gregerson is a Renaissance scholar, classically trained actor, and author of five books of poems, including The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep.

Co-sponsored by the New York Botanical Garden.

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

For directions see www.nybg.org

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road

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Tuesday, September 10, 7:00pm
New York, NY

3:3 PHOTOGRAPHY AND POETRY
A collaboration with Lauren Henkin and Kimiko Hahn

In this first of three installments anchored in artistic collaboration, photographer Lauren Henkin and poet Kimiko Hahn present images from Lauren's photo project "Growth" along with poems that Kimiko wrote based on the photographs. Followed by a discussion about their process, moderated by Catherine Talese.

Co-sponsored by Hahnemühle, Vela Noche, and the Penumbra Foundation.


Admission is free, but reservations are requested. RSVP to the Center for Alternative Photography by sending an e-mail to: info@capworkshops.org.

Center for Alternative Photography
36 East 30th Street

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Tuesday, September 17, 6:00pm
New York, NY

The Poetry Society Readings at McNally Jackson
with C. K. Williams and Angelo Nikolopoulos

Admission is free.

Elizabeth Street Garden
209 Elizabeth Street
(right around the corner from McNally Jackson) 


 
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Saturday, September 21, 4:00pm
Bronx, NY

A SEASON IN POETRY
with Patricia Carlin, Adam Fitzgerald, and John Murillo

To celebrate the fall, poets will read classic favorites as well as their own seasonal 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.

For directions see www.nybg.org

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road 

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Sunday, September 22, 10am-6pm
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 Frank BidartTina ChangNatalie Diaz, LaTasha N. Nevada DiggsAlex Dimitrov, Marie HoweTyehimba JessTaylor Mali, Lynn Melnick, Sharon Olds, Vijay Seshadri, Brenda Shaughnessy, Charles Simic, and Quincy Troupe.

Admission is free.

Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street

For a full schedule of Brooklyn Book Festival events visit here

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Thursday, September 26, 7:00pm
Pasadena, CA

YET DO I MARVEL: 
BLACK ICONIC POETS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
with Brendan Constantine, Peter Harris, Claudia Rankine, Lynn Thompson, and Amy Uyematsu

In this Pasadena installment of the Poetry Society of America's 2013 national series, five distinguished poets will celebrate the lives and poetry of major 20th century figures—Aimé Césaire, Sterling Brown, Lucille Clifton, and Jean Toomer—discussing their influence and reading poems of their own in tribute.

Admission is free.

Co-sponsored by the Pasadena Central Library.

Pasadena Central Library Auditorium
285 E. Walnut St.

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Monday, September 30, 5:30pm
Washington DC

YET DO I MARVEL: 
BLACK ICONIC POETS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
with Henri Cole, Camille Dungy, Terrance Hayes, and Marilyn Nelson

In this D.C. installment of the Poetry Society of America's 2013 national series, four distinguished poets will celebrate the lives and poetry of major 20th century figures—Sterling Brown, Lucille Clifton, Langston Hughes, and Robert Hayden—discussing their influence and reading poems of their own in tribute.

Co-sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Elizabethan Theatre
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE

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