Summer Readings

Saturday, June 9, 4:00pm
Bronx, NY

Monet to Mallarmé: Rimbaud
Vincent Katz, Eléna Rivera, and David Shapiro

Monet to Mallarmé is a six-event salon series at the New York Botanical Garden presenting readings by contemporary poets and scholars of their favorite French Symbolist poetry to compliment the Garden's stunning tribute to French Impressionist Claude Monet's garden at Giverny. This event features the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud in French and in a variety of translations. 

Co-sponsored by The New York Botanical Garden.

Admission is free with All Garden Pass admission to the Botanical Garden. 

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road 
For directions see www.nybg.org

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Saturday, July 14, 4:00pm
Bronx, NY

Monet to Mallarmé: Baudelaire
Richard Howard, Nancy Milford, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Monet to Mallarmé is a six-event salon series at the New York Botanical Garden presenting readings by contemporary poets and scholars of their favorite French Symbolist poetry to compliment the Garden's stunning tribute to French Impressionist Claude Monet's garden at Giverny. This event features the poetry of Charles Baudelaire in French and in a variety of translations. 

Co-sponsored by The New York Botanical Garden
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Admission is free with All Garden Pass admission to the Botanical Garden. 

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road 
For directions see www.nybg.org

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Thursday, August 2, 6:30pm
New York, NY

Liu Xiaobo's June Fourth Elegies:
A Reading and Discussion with Jeffrey Yang and Larry Siems


Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo was a prominent figure in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Each year after the government crackdown he commemorated his fellow activists with a poem. The poems will be published in both English and Chinese for the first time in the volume June Fourth Elegies. Liu is currently serving an 11-year jail sentence in China for his political writings.

Poet, editor at New Directions, and translator Jeffrey Yang will read a selection from his translation of Liu's June Fourth Elegies. Yang will be joined by Larry Siems, director of the PEN American Center's Freedom to Write Program for a discussion of Liu's poetic process and the state of free expression in contemporary China.

Free and open to the public.
RSVP to programs@mocanyc.org

The Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013

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Saturday, August 11, 4:00pm
Bronx, NY

Monet to Mallarmé: Mallarmé 
Mary Ann Caws, Paul Legault, Susan Mitchell, and Laila Pedro

Monet to Mallarmé is a six-event salon series at the New York Botanical Garden presenting readings by contemporary poets and scholars of their favorite French Symbolist poetry to compliment the Garden's stunning tribute to French Impressionist Claude Monet's garden at Giverny. This event features the poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé in French and in a variety of translations. 

Co-sponsored by The New York Botanical Garden
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Admission is free with All Garden Pass admission to the Botanical Garden. 

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road 
For directions see www.nybg.org

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Sunday, August 12, 6:00pm
New York, NY

Pardon Our Analysis:  An All-Star Gathering for Gil Scott-Heron

Performance by Black Rock Coalition Orchestra & Guests
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Artistic Director

Featuring Brian Jackson, Sapphire, Martha Redbone, Abiodun Oyewole, Sandra St. Victor, Carl Hancock Rux, A. Van Jordan, Gordon Voidwell, Hanifah Walidah, Willie Perdomo, Aloe Blacc, Swamp Dogg, and surprise guests.

Pardon Our Analysis is presented in collaboration with the Black Rock Coalition and Lincoln Center Out of Doors as part of the 29th Annual Roots of American Music Festival, in cooperation with the Estate of Gil Scott-Heron.

Admission is free.

Damrosch Park Bandshell
Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St. 

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Tuesday, August 14, 6:30pm
Santa Monica, CA  

Beach=Culture: Poetry by the Sea
at the Annenberg Beach House
with Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Natalie Diaz, and Carolyn Guinzio


A reading at the historic Annenberg Beach House, a gold coast gem that overlooks the ocean and once welcomed the stars of the golden era of Hollywood. 

Admission is free. Parking is $4/hour and $8/day.
Reservations are available online or call 310.458.2257. 

Co-sponsored by Red Hen Press.

To reserve a seat for this event, please visit the Annenberg's website.

415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA

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