Spring 2016

NY Events

 

Thursday, Feb 4, 7:00pm

New York, NY

TRIBUTE TO JAMES TATE

An event to honor the acclaimed poet James Tate (1943-2015), featuring poets John Ashbery, Gillian Conoley, Michael Earl Craig, Jorie Graham, Matthea Harvey, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dorothea Lasky, Emily Pettit, Guy Pettit, Srikanth Reddy, Charles Simic, Arisa White, Dean Young, and Matthew Zapruder. The event will be introduced by David Lehman, Associate Professor of Writing, and feature music by Eve Beglarian and Charles Wuorinen and vocals by Maya Sharpe.


Co-sponsored by The New School Creative Writing Program; the Academy of American Poets; Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins; the Poetry Foundation; the Poetry Society of America; Poets & Writers, Poets House; the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers; the Unterberg Poetry Center, and 92nd Street Y.

Admission is free.

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

 
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Thursday, Feb 11, 7:00pm

New York, NY

A TRIBUTE TO RUTH STONE

An event honoring the poet Ruth Stone (1915-2011), featuring Matthea Harvey, Edward Hirsch, Major Jackson, Sharon Olds, and Bianca Stone. Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Jennifer Tamayo will read recent work published in the first installment of The Ruth Stone Reader.

Co-sponsored by the Thirteenth Street Repertory Theatre and The Ruth Stone Foundation.

Admission is free.

Thirteenth Street Repertory Theatre
50 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

 
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Wednesday, Feb 17, 7:00pm

Brookyn, NY

THE PSA READINGS AT BOOKCOURT
Patricia Spears Jones and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

Patricia Spears Jones is the author of A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems (White Pine Press, 2015), Painkiller (2010), Femme du Monde (2006), The Weather That Kills (1995), and several chapbooks. A contributing editor at BOMB magazine, she has also served as a program coordinator for the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church and led the New Works Program for the Massachusetts Council of Arts and Humanities. Her honors include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts, awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Art and the New York Community Trust, and residencies at Yaddo, Bread Loaf, and the Millay Colony.  She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon is the author of Open Interval, a 2009 National Book Award finalist, and Black Swan, winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, as well as Poems in Conversation and a Conversation, a chapbook in collaboration with Elizabeth Alexander. She is currently at work on a third collection, The Coal Tar Colors.

Admission is free.

BookCourt
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

 
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Thursday, Feb 25, 7:00pm

New York, NY

A NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION
Eileen Myles, with Alice Quinn

Poet, novelist, performer and art journalist Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems and a re-issue of Chelsea Girls, both published in fall 2015, from Ecco/Harper Collins. Her other books include Snowflake/different streets (2012), Inferno: A Poet's Novel (2010), The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art (2009), Sorry, Tree (2007), Tow (2005, with artists Larry C. Collins), Skies (2001), on my way (2001), Cool for You (novel, 2000), School of Fish (1997), Maxfield Parrish (1995), and Not Me (1991). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers' grant, a Lambda Book Award, and the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America. She lives in Marfa, Texas and 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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Wednesday, Mar 23, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE PSA READINGS AT MCNALLY JACKSON:
Kyle Dargan and Camille Rankine

Kyle Dargan is the author of four collections of poetry: The Listening (University of Georgia Press, 2004), which won the Cave Canem Prize, Bouquet of Hungers (2007), awarded the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in poetry, Logorrhea Dementia (2010), and most recently Honest Engine (2015). A former managing editor of Callaloo, he is also the founding editor of the magazine Post no Ills. He is the Director of Creative Writing at American University and lives in Washington DC.

Camille Rankine's first full-length collection of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses was recently published by Copper Canyon Press. She is also the author of the chapbook Slow Dance with Trip Wire, selected by Cornelius Eady for the Poetry Society of America's 2010 New York Chapbook Fellowship, the recipient of a 2010 "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and a finalist for The Poetry Foundation's 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship. She has also been awarded a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, and she was named an Honorary Cave Canem Fellow in 2012. She is Assistant Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Manhattanville College and lives in New York City.

Admission is free.

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012 

 
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Tuesday, Apr 5, 7:00pm

New York, NY

A Tribute to Jean Valentine

An event to honor Jean Valentine, featuring Michael Burkard, Mark Doty, Ross Gay, Aracelis Girmay, Jody GladdingDavid HintonJoan Larkin, Anne Marie Macari, Jane MeadElizabeth Metzger, D. Nurkse, Mary Ruefle, Patrick Rosal,  Brian Teare, Ocean Vuong, and Jeffrey Yang.

Co-sponsored with Poets House.
Admission is free.

The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
 
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Thursday, May 5, 7:00pm

New York, NY

A New Salon: Reading and Conversation
Brenda Shaughnessy, with Deborah Landau

Brenda Shaughnessy was born in Okinawa, Japan and grew up in Southern California. She is the author of Our Andromeda (Copper Canyon Press, 2012), Human Dark with Sugar (2008), winner of the James Laughlin Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Interior with Sudden Joy (FSG, 1999). Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Harper's, The Nation, The Rumpus, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers University, Newark, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and daughter.

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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Tuesday, May 10, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE PSA READINGS AT MCNALLY JACKSON:
Derrick Austin and Nate Marshall

Derrick Austin is the author of Trouble the Water (BOA Editions 2016). A Cave Canem Fellow, he earned his MFA at the University of Michigan. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Poetry 2015, New England Review,  Four Way Review, Southern Humanities Review, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review,  and other journals and anthologies. He is the Social Media Coordinator for The Offing.

Nate Marshall's first book, Wild Hundreds (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. He is a coeditor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (2015).  He is the star of the award winning full-length documentary Louder Than a Bomb and has been featured on the HBO original series Brave New Voices. Marshall received the 2014 Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award for College Writers and the 2013 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. In 2015, he was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.

Admission is free. 

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012