SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
(Borough Hall Plaza)
Poets Laureate Past and Present Reading
Tina Chang (Brooklyn Poet Laureate), Ashley August (New York Youth Poet Laureate), Marie Howe (New York State Poet Laureate) and Charles Simic (US Poet Laureate 2007-08) read from their work. Introduced by Alice Quinn, Poetry Society of America.
BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
(128 Pierrepont Street)
New Works: A Poetry Reading
Poets Frank Bidart (Metaphysical Dog), Sharon Olds (Stag's Leap), Vijay Seshadri (3 Sections) and Brenda Shaughnessy (Our Andromeda) will read from their recently published volumes of poetry. Introduced by Joseph O. Legaspi, Kundiman.
ST. FRANCIS MCARDLE HALL
(180 Remsen Street)
The Poet & the Poem
Natalie Diaz (When My Brother Was an Aztec), Alex Dimitrov (Begging For It), Lynn Melnick (If I Should Say I Have Hope) and Tim Hernandez (Mañana Means Heaven) will examine politics and identity in poetry, and the complex ways in which a poet's work can become intertwined with the poet's personal narrative. Moderated by Hafizah Geter, Cave Canem Foundation.
Poetry in Performance
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (TwERK), Tyehimba Jess (leadbelly), Taylor Mali (The Last Time As We Are), and Quincy Troupe (ErranCities) read their recent work and speak about the influence of music and performance in their poetry. Moderated by Mary Gannon, Academy of American Poets.