Summer Events

Saturday, June 22, 1:00pm
Bronx, NY

with Alfred Corn and Elizabeth Alexander

Poetry comes to life during these dramatic readings, presented in conjunction with the Music & Dance of the Italian Renaissance program at the New York Botanical Garden. Immerse yourself in the arts as acclaimed poets read 16th-century romantic and botanically inspired works.

1 p.m
. with Alfred Corn, author of ten books of poems, including Contradictions

3 p.m.
 with Elizabeth Alexander, Presidential Inaugural Poet, author of six books of poems, including Crave Radiance: New & Selected Poems, and Professor of African American Studies at Yale University      

Co-sponsored by the New York Botanical Garden. 

For directions see

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road

Saturday, June 29th 3:00pm
Bronx, NY

Yet Do I Marvel:
A Tribute to Countee Cullen
with Major JacksonRowan Ricardo Phillips
Robin Coste Lewis and Alicia Hall Moran

As part of the 2013 PSA National Series, Yet Do I Marvel: Black Iconic Poets of the 20th Century, and on the occasion of the publication by the Library of America of Countee Cullen: Collected Poems, the Poetry Society of America has teamed with the Woodlawn Conservancy to pay tribute to this iconic black poet. Steps away from Cullen's own burial site, poet and Collected editor Major Jackson along with poets Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Robin Coste Lewis will read poems in tribute to Cullen, and stunning mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran will sing, accompanied by a brilliant guitarist. 

Co-sponsored by the Woodlawn Conservancy.

For directions visit:

Woodlawn Cemetery
Webster Ave & East 233rd St