Fall 2017

All Events

 

Friday, Sep 15, 7:30pm

Brooklyn, NY

Marianne Moore's New Collected Poems

Notable authors gather to celebrate Marianne Moore's New Collected Poems, a landmark edition of one of the major inventors of poetic modernism. Editor Heather Cass White joins Margo Jefferson, Timothy Donnelly, Maureen McLane and Eleanor Chai to read their favorite Moore poems and discuss her impact on contemporary writers.


Co-presented with the Brooklyn Public Library and Farrar, Straus, Giroux. This is a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.

Free and open to the public.

Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza,
Brooklyn, NY 11238



 
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Sunday, Sep 17

Brooklyn, NY

Poetry at the BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of literary stars and emerging authors who represent the exciting world of literature today. One of America's premier book festivals, this hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. Poets participating this year include Kaveh Akbar, Will Brewer, Carolyn Forché, Robin Coste Lewis, Layli Long Soldier, Aja Monet, Meghan O'Rourke, Morgan Parker, Tommy PicoErika L. Sánchez, sam sax, Nicole SealeyDanez Smith, Mai Der Vang, and Javier Zamora.

Brooklyn Borough Hall and surrounding venues
For a full calendar of Brooklyn Book Festival events visit here.

 
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Thursday, Sep 28, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION
Meghan O'Rourke, with Deborah Landau

Meghan O'Rourke is the author of three poetry collections Sun in Days (W. W. Norton, 2017), Once (2011), and Halflife (2007), as well as a memoir, The Long Goodbye (Riverhead, 2012).  She has received  a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program

Admission is free.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY  10003

 
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Thursday, Oct 5, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION
Nicole Sealey, with Alice Quinn

Nicole Sealey is the author of Ordinary Beast (Ecco, 2017) and The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named, winner of the 2015 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize. Her other honors include an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from The American Poetry Review,  as well as fellowships from CantoMundo, Cave Canem, MacDowell Colony and the Poetry Project.  She is the executive director at Cave Canem Foundation, Inc.

Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program

Admission is free.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY  10003

 
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Monday, Oct 16, 3:00pm

Boston, MA

Poets in the Palace: Jana Prikryl

In this new series, visitors will enjoy an intimate, hour-long reading by a living poet in one of the museum's historic galleries.

Jana Prikryl is the author of the poetry collection The After Party (2016). Her poetry and criticism appear widely, in magazines and journals such as the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the London Review of Books, the Nation, and the New York Review of Books. Her essays on photography and film appear regularly in the New York Review and the NationShe is a senior editor at the New York Review of Books.

Please Note: Tickets are free with paid admission to the Museum, but spaces are extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning one week prior to each reading. Please check the Isabella Steward Gardner Musuem online Event calendar for more details. 
To be notified when registration is open and to receive updates about future Gallery Pop-Ups and other performances at the Gardner, please email performance@isgm.org to be added to their mailing list.

Copresented with Isabella Stewart Gardner Musuem.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Musuem
25 Evans Way 
Boston, MA 02115
 
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Wednesday, Oct 25, 6:00pm

New York, NY

The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating 25 Years on Subways and Buses

Since 1992, the Poetry Society of America and New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority have joined forces to present poems in one of the most beloved public art programs in America. On the occasion of the publication of a new anniversary anthology of 100 poems, The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating 25 years on Subways and Buses, many of the poets featured will gather to read their own contributions and favorites by others--among them Aracelis Girmay, Major Jackson, Ada Limón, Jim Moore, Paul Muldoon, Marilyn Nelson, Patrick Phillips, Katha Pollitt, and Kevin Young.

Admission is free.

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Bruno Walter Auditorium
111 Amsterdam Avenue

 
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Monday, Nov 6, 3:00pm

Boston, MA

Poets in the Palace: Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky  is an American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, essays, and translations.  His most recent poetry collection, At the Foundling Hospital, was published in 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His work has earned him the PEN/Voelcker Award, the William Carlos Williams Prize, the Lenore Marshall Prize, Italy's Premio Capri, the Korean Manhae Award, and the Harold Washington Award from the City of Chicago, among other accolades. He teaches at Boston University.

Please Note: Tickets are free with paid admission to the Museum, but spaces are extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning one week prior to each reading. Please check the Isabella Steward Gardner Musuem online Event calendar for more details. 
To be notified when registration is open and to receive updates about future Gallery Pop-Ups and other performances at the Gardner, please email performance@isgm.org to be added to their mailing list.

Copresented with Isabella Stewart Gardner Musuem.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Musuem
25 Evans Way 
Boston, MA 02115
 
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Monday, Nov 13

New York, NY

A CELEBRATION OF GWENDOLYN BROOKS
with Elizabeth Alexander, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Marilyn Nelson, Atsuro Riley, Sapphire, Solmaz Sharif and Patricia Smith

The 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center hosts an evening of readings to celebrate the centenary of Gwendolyn Brooks—part of a year-long, nationwide tribute to one of America's most influential poets.

Co-sponsored by Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration, the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Foundation, the NYU Creative Writing Program, the Poetry Society of America, Poets House and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYPL).

92nd Street Y | Unterberg Poetry Center
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

 
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Thursday, Nov 16, 7:00pm

New York, NY

Women Poets at Barnard: A Centennial Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks with Jericho Brown, Cornelius Eady, Rigoberto González, Darryl Pinckney, Evie Shockley, and others.

A major American poet of the twentieth century, Gwendolyn Brooks is a writer of great formal mastery and intimate observation, most beautifully of the Chicago communities she writes of, the people who make "a sugar of/The malocclusions, the inconditions of love." The author of twenty separate volumes of poetry, including the celebrated A Street in Bronzeville (1945), the Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Allen (1949), and In the Mecca (1968), as well as the experimental novel Maude Martha (1953) and other volumes of prose and collected verse, Brooks is a writer who "managed to bridge the gap between the academic poets of her generation in the 1940s and the young black militant writers of the 1960s" (George E. Kent). In her work, "Brooks never feared or shirked what she fervently believed was her responsibility; that sense of responsibility shaped her very aesthetic. Few poets walk with such integrity" (Elizabeth Alexander).
  
Presented as a part of Our Miss Brooks 100 with the Poetry Society of America, the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and the Columbia Heyman Center for the Humanities.

Free and open to the public.
Barnard
Held Lecture Hall
Barnard Hall, 3rd Floor

 


 

Presented as a part of Our Miss Brooks 100 with the Poetry Society of America, the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and the Columbia Heyman Center for the Humanities.

 
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Monday, Dec 11, 3:00pm

Boston, MA

Poets in the Palace: Major Jackson

In this new series, visitors will enjoy an intimate, hour-long reading by a living poet in one of the museum's historic galleries.

Major Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry: Roll Deep (W. W. Norton, 2017); Holding Company (2010) and Hoops ( 2006), both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry; and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia, 2002), winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle.

Please Note: Tickets are free with paid admission to the Museum, but spaces are extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning one week prior to each reading. Please check the Isabella Steward Gardner Musuem online Event calendar for more details. 

To be notified when registration is open and to receive updates about future Gallery Pop-Ups and other performances at the Gardner, please email performance@isgm.org to be added to their mailing list.

Copresented with Isabella Stewart Gardner Musuem.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Musuem
25 Evans Way 
Boston, MA 02115
 
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Monday, Dec 11, 7:30pm

Washington D.C.

Emily Dickinson Tribute
with Sandra Gilbert

In our annual celebration of Emily Dickinson's birthday, award-winning poet Sandra Gilbert reads Dickinson's work and discusses the great significance of her legacy.

Sandra M. Gilbert has published numerous collections of poetry, including the Patterson Prize winning Ghost Volcano and Kissing the Bread: New and Selected Poems 1969–1999, which won an American Book Award in 2000. Recent collections include Belongings and Aftermath: Poems. Gilbert's other work includes Inventions of Farewell, an anthology of elegies which she edited, and Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve, a cultural and literary history of grief.

Co-sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Admission is $15
Call 202-544-7077 for tickets.

For more information or visit www.folger.edu/poetry

Folger Theatre
Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE