November Events

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Monday, Nov 4, 6:30pm
Queens, NY

THE NEW SALON AT QUEENS COLLEGE:
READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
Carl Phillips with Charif Shanahan

Carl Phillips has published twelve books of poetry: In the Blood (1992); Cortege (1995); From the Devotions (1998); Pastoral (2000); The Tether (2001); Rock Harbor (2002); The Rest of Love (2004), winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Prize and finalist for the National Book Award; Riding Westward (2006); Quiver of Arrows (2007); Speak Low (2009); Double Shadow (2011); and Silverchest (2013). He is also the author of a book of essays, Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Art and Life of Poetry (2004), and a translation of Sophocles's Philoctetes (2003). He is a Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and Creative Writing at Washington University in St. Louis.

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

Admission is free.

Queens College
The Campbell Dome
Entrance at 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

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Thursday, Nov 7, 7:00pm
New York, NY

YET DO I MARVEL: 
BLACK ICONIC POETS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Come celebrate the culminating event in the PSA's 2013 National Series, featuring readings by Ken Chen, Toi Derricotte, Michael Dickman, Mark Doty, Nikky Finney, Ross Gay, Nathalie Handal, Major Jackson, Galway Kinnell, Yusef Komunyakaa, Marilyn Nelson, Sharon OldsRowan Ricardo PhillipsCamille RankineSapphireGerald Stern, CK Williams, and Susan Wheeler. With music by Cornelius Eady.

The event is free and open to the public.
The doors will open at 6:30 pm.

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

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

A MEMORIAL READING FOR SEAMUS HEANEY

Poets Frank Bidart, Sven Birkerts, Eavan Boland, Lucie Brock-Broido, Greg Delanty, Jonathan Galassi, Eamon Grennan, Matthea Harvey, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Muldoon, Atsuro Riley, Tom Sleigh, Tracy K. Smith, Jean Valentine, Anne Waldman, and Kevin Young, and novelist Colm Tóibín will gather at Cooper Union for a public tribute to the beloved and world-renowned poet Seamus Heaney, who passed away on August 30, 2013, at the age of 74.  Each will read a favorite Heaney poem and Irish pipes will be played. Singer Paul Simon will make a special guest appearance.

The event is free and open to the public. 
The doors will open at 6:15.

Cooper Union
The Great Hall
30 Cooper Square

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Tuesday, Nov 12, 7:00pm
New York, NY

WITTER BYNNER STATE READING
with Sharon Dolin and Kim Addonizio

Sharon Dolin, co-recipient of the Library of Congress's 16th annual Witter Bynner Poetry Fellowship, will read in her home state, followed by a conversation with poet Kim Addonizio. The event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book and presented in partnership with the Empire State Center for the Book.

Admission is free.

Marquis Gallery
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park

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Friday, Nov 15, 8:00pm
Brooklyn, NY

FAVORITE POEMS:
IN TRIBUTE TO SEAMUS HEANEY

The Irish Arts Center (IAC) and St. Ann's Warehouse present Favorite Poems: In Tribute to Seamus Heaney, as part of the Center's fifth annual IAC PoetryFest 

Participants include actor Gabriel Byrne, playwright Enda Walsh, authors Alice McDermott and Colum McCann, and poets Colette Bryce, Henri Cole, Mark Doty, Paul Muldoon, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Nick Laird, Elise Paschen, Conor O'Callaghan, Meghan O'Rourke, Brenda Shaughnessy, Matthew Sweeney, and Craig Morgan Teicher.

The event is free and open to the public.

St. Ann's Warehouse
29 Jay Street

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Monday, Nov 18, 7:00pm
New York, NY

THE POETRY SOCIETY READINGS AT MCNALLY JACKSON
with Ana Božičević and Ann Lauterbach

Ana Božičević is the author of Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry, and Rise in the Fall ( Birds LLC, 2013). Her translations of the Serbian poet Zvonko Karanović received a PEN American Center/NYSCA grant, and co-edited The Day Lady Gaga Died: an Anthology of NYC Poetry of the 21st Century (in Serbian, Peti talas/The Fifth Wave, 2011).

Ann Lauterbach is the author of several poetry collections, including Under the Sign (Penguin, 2013); Or to Begin Again (2009), which was nominated for the National Book Award; Hum (2005); and If in Time: Selected Poems 1975–2000 (2001). She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Foundation for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the MacArthur Fellowship. She is currently Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College, where she has been co-chair of writing in the Milton Avery School of the Arts since 1991.


Admission is free.

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street

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Thursday, Nov 21, 7:00pm
New York, NY

THE NEW SALON AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY:
READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
D. A. Powell with Alice Quinn

D. A. Powell is the author of five collections of poems: Tea (1998);  Lunch (2000); Cocktails (2004); Chronic (2009); and most recently Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys (2012), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award. His honors include a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at several universities and served as the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Poetry at Harvard. He currently teaches at the University of San Francisco.

Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program.

Admission is free.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street

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Saturday, Nov 23, 2:00pm
Bronx, NY

POETRY FOR EVERY SEASON:
BILLY COLLINS AT THE HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW

Come on up to the New York Botanical Garden, a 250-acre public park and one of the most magical places in New York City, to experience the holiday train show. Take a walk through the exhibit and read poems on the ground by former Poet Laureate Billy Collins, who will also offer a public reading of his own work in the afternoon.

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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