Upcoming Events

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

THE NEW SALON:
READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
Edward Hirsch, with Charif Shanahan

Edward Hirsch has published seven books of poems: For the Sleepwalkers (1981), Wild Gratitude (1986), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Night Parade (1989), Earthly Measures (1994), On Love (1998), Lay Back the Darkness (2003), and Special Orders (2008).  He has also written four books of prose: the bestseller How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (1999), Responsive Reading (1999), The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration (2002), and Poet's Choice (2006). Since 2003, he has served as the fourth President of the Guggenheim Foundation. 

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, Feb 9, 3:00 pm
The Bronx, NY


A SEASON IN POETRY:
Sarah Arvio, Peter Covino, and Adam Kirsch

To welcome the arrival of spring, poets will read classic favorites as well as their own work at the largest botanical garden in the United States.

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

BLESSING THE BOATS: 
A Tribute to Lucille Clifton


The public is invited to attend a celebration of Lucille Clifton's life and work on the occasion of BOA's posthumous publication of her Collected Poems. Introduced by co-editors Kevin Young and Michael Glaser, 13 world-class poets will read in tribute: Sherman AlexieTina ChangToi DerricotteMichael DickmanTimothy Donnelly, Cornelius EadyThomas Sayers EllisNick FlynnRachel Eliza GriffithsMarie HoweDante MicheauxSharon Olds, and Tracy K. Smith.

Musical interludes by mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran.

Co-sponsored by CUNY Graduate Center for the Humanities, the Academy of American Poets, BOA Editions, Cave Canem Foundation, CUNY Hunter, and Poets House.

Admission is free.

Proshansky Auditorium
The Center for the Humanities
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

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Thursday, Feb 28, 4:00 pm
New York, NY

CELESTIAL TWINS:
Conversations, performances, & readings on the relationship between music & poetry

A one-day program of interdisciplinary discussions, poetry readings, and performances with David Grubbs and Susan Howe, Infuse Chamber EnsembleMohammed FairouzWayne KoestenbaumMasha LankovskyRoy Nathanson, and Michael Zapruder.

Co-sponsored with the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, with the support of the NYU Humanities Initiative. 

Free and open to the public. 
For schedule of the day's events visit NYU Gallatin

Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place

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Thursday, Feb 28, 7:00 pm
New Orleans, LA

THE NEW SALON: 
READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
Jericho Brown, with Peter Cooley

Jericho Brown
 worked as the speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before receiving his PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. The recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, Brown is an Assistant Professor at Emory University. His first book, Please (New Issues), won the American Book Award.

Co-sponsored by Tulane University.

Admission is free. Reception to follow.

Tulane University
Stone Auditorium
Woldenberg Art Center 

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