Thursday, March 6, 6:00pm
New York, NY
E. E. CUMMINGS & EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY: 20TH CENTURY STARS
with Blair Brown, Susan Cheever, Billy Collins, & Nancy Milford
Blair Brown is a theater, film, and television actress. She won the 2000 Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Copenhagen. She played Nina Sharp in the television series Fringe.
Susan Cheever is the author of E.E. Cummings: A Life, just published by Alfred A. Knopf. She is also the author of fourteen books—among them Louisa May Alcott, American Bloomsbury, Home Before Dark, and Looking for Work. A Guggenheim fellow and a member of the Yaddo Corporation, she currently teaches at the MFA programs at Bennington College and The New School. She lives in New York City.
Billy Collins is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems; Horoscopes for the Dead; Ballistics; and Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems. He served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003.
Nancy Milford is the author of Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Zelda: A Biography. She has been an Annenberg Fellow at Brown University, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, and has received Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships.
Admission is free.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Bruno Walter Auditorium
111 Amsterdam Avenue
between 64th and 65th
Tuesday, March 11, 7:00pm
New York, NY
3:3 PHOTOGRAPHY AND POETRY
A collaboration with Lynn Melnick & Ashley Stohl
This third of three installments of an innovative series features Los Angeles-based photographer Ashley Stohl with images of teenage skateboarders in abstracted forms and poet Lynn Melnick reading her poems inspired by Stohl's images. Followed by a discussion of their collaboration.
This event is 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Alternative Photography
36 East 30th Street
Wednesday, March 19, 7:00pm
New York, NY
THE POETRY SOCIETY READINGS AT MCNALLY JACKSON
with Adrian Matejka & Aaron Smith
Adrian Matejka is the author of The Big Smoke, a finalist for the National Book Award: Mixology, a National Poetry Series selection; and The Devil's Garden, which won a New York/New England Award from Alice James Books. He has received fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Cave Canem, and the Lannan Foundation. He teaches Creative Writing at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Aaron Smith is the author of two books of poetry, both published by the University of Pittsburgh Press: Appetite, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award, and Blue on Blue Ground, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. His chapbooks include Men in Groups and What's Required, winner of the Frank O'Hara Award. He is Assistant Professor in Creative Writing at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Admission is free.
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
Thu-Fri, March 20-21
THE LANDSCAPE LISTENS:
THE VOICES OF WOMEN IN AMERICAN POETRY
with Lucie Brock-Broido, Jericho Brown, Henri Cole, Marie Howe, Robert Pinsky, Sonia Sanchez, Vijay Seshadri, Jane Shore, Afaa Weaver, CD Wright, and others.
The PSA 2014 national series The Voices of Women in American Poetry celebrates the immense achievement of a wide range of poets, from Phillis Wheatley and Anne Bradstreet to Adrienne Rich and Lucille Clifton. Boston will be the first of five cities around the country in which distinguished contemporary poets—both male and female—will gather to discuss an important female predecessor and her influence on their life and work.
Co-sponsored by Boston University.
George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Second Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Monday, March 24, 5:30pm
THE VOICE OF WOMEN IN AMERICAN POETRY
with Hailey Leithauser & Shara McCallum
The second installment in our 2014 national series celebrating the poetic achievements of American women.
Hailey Leithauser is the author of Swoop, which won the Poetry Foundation's Emily Dickinson First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in many excellent journals, including Poetry, Agni Online, Crazyhorse, the Gettysburg Review, and the Iowa Review, as well as Best American Poetry. She is the recipient of the Discovery/The Nation Prize and an Individual Artist's Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
Shara McCallum is the author of Song of Thieves and The Water Between Us, winner of the 1998 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. Her poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, Chelsea, The Iowa Review, and Verse. She is a recipient of a Tennessee Individual Artist Grant in Literature and a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.
Co-sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre
Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE