Upcoming Events


Wednesday, Oct 19, 6:30pm
Queens, NY

Philip Levine, with Nicole Cooley

Introduced by Alice Quinn.

A reading and conversation with Philip Levine. A reception will follow the event.

Philip Levine is the 2011-12 United States Poet Laureate and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. He taught for many years at California State University, Fresno, and was the Distinguished Poet in Residence for the Creative Writing Program at New York University. His most recent collection—of 18 volumes of original poetry—is titled Breath and is published by Alfred A. Knopf.

Co-sponsored by Queens College MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

Admission is free.

City University New York
Rosenthal Libary, Room 230
65-30 Kissena Blvd
(for directions to campus, visit www.qc.edu)

Read Nicole Cooley's essay
 on Philip Levine as poet and teacher.


Tuesday, Oct 25, 7:00pm
New York, NY

with Rita Dove, editor of The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry

A celebration to mark the publication of Rita Dove's landmark anthology. Along with poets Elizabeth AlexanderFrank Bidart, Joanna Klink, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Gerald Stern, Dove will read from her major new anthology of 20th Century American Poetry.

Featuring Irish singer-songwriter, Susan McKeown, performing poems from the anthology set to music. 

Free to Poets House and Poetry Society of America Members, $10 general admission, $7 for students and seniors.

Co-sponsored by Poets House

Poets House
10 River Terrace 


Thursday, Oct 27, 7:00pm
New York, NY

New Directions Press

The evening will feature readings from ND new and classic authors by Francine Prose, Lou Reed, Helen DeWitt, Nicole Krauss, Francisco Goldman, Frederic Tuten, Carroll Baker, and Tom Beller, a multi-media performance by Anne Carson, and video footage of Muriel Spark as well as of Paul Auster with Siri Hustvedt.

Free and open to the public. Special prizes. 

The Great Hall, Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street at 3rd Avenue 

Photographs from left to right: Philip Levine, Rita Dove (photograph by Fred Viebahn), and James Laughlin, founder of New Directions.