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Upcoming Events

Thursday, Feb 25, 7:00pm

New York City



A reading, in Russian and English, celebrating the publication of the bestselling Russian poet's first book in English, If There is Something to Desire (Knopf). Deborah Garrison, the editor of her new book, will interview Pavlova after the reading.

Read about Vera Pavlova and her new book in Vogue!

Co-sponsored by The Russian American Foundation.

$10 / Free for PSA Members and Russian American Foundation Members.

Grand Gallery, National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South


Tuesday, Mar 2, 6:30pm

New York City

Meena Alexander and John Burnside

Meena Alexander's collections of poetry include Quickly Changing River (TriQuarterly Books, 2008), Raw Silk (2004), and Illiterate Heart (2002), the winner of a 2002 PEN Open Book Award.  She is also the editor of Indian Love Poems (Everyman's Library/ Knopf, 2005) and the author of two novels. She is Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York.

John Burnside
is the author of several books, a collection of short stories, several novels, and a memoir. His collections of poetry include The Good Neighbour (2005), shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize; The Light Trap (2001), shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize; The Asylum Dance (2000), winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award; and his first book The Hoop, which won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award. He currently teaches at the University of St. Andrews.

Presented in partnership with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Admission is free.

Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl Street (corner of Broad Street)


Fri-Sat, Mar 5-6

New York City



Two readings as part of the NYU conference, to celebrate Wallace Stevens' poetry and poetics as well as highlight the years he spent in New York and their particular mark on his work. (For more details on the conference, visit

Co-sponsored by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, the Humanities Initiative, the Creative Writing Program, and the Comparative Literature and English Departments at New York University.

Friday, Mar 5
Eamon Grennan, Maureen McLane, Tracy K. Smith, and Mark Strand

Saturday, Mar 6
Matthea Harvey, Edward Hirsch, Matthew Rohrer, and Elizabeth Willis

Admission is free.

Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Gallatin Building, New York University
1 Washington Place