Bravery in Poetry

Wednesday, May 1, 7:00pm
New York, NY


PEN Worlds Voices partners with the Poetry Society of America in offering an exciting and instructive seminar on the topic of bravery—aesthetic, political, personal, sexual—in poetry.  Major contemporary poets and writers discuss what constitutes bravery in the work of an important predecessor or contemporary.  

Edward Hirsch on  Joseph Brodsky
Henri Cole on James Merrill
Yusef Komunyakaa on Muriel Rukeyser
Eileen Myles on Akilah Oliver
Paul Auster on George Oppen
Hilton Als on Brenda Shaughnessy  
Mary Karr on Zbigniew Herbert

$15 tickets with the discount code PENPSA 

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The New School
Tishman Auditorium
66 W 12th St
New York, NY 10011