Tuesday, Sep 23, 7:00pm
New York, NY
A TRIBUTE TO JEAN VALENTINE
with Catherine Barnett, Mark Doty, and Timothy Liu
Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book, Dream Barker, in 1965. Her 12th book of poetry is Break the Glass (Copper Canyon Press, 2010). Her next book, Shirt in Heaven, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon in 2015. Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems 1965–2003 was the winner of the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry. The recipient of the 2009 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, Valentine has taught at Sarah Lawrence, New York University, and Columbia. She lives in New York City.
Catherine Barnett is the author of The Game of Boxes (Graywolf Press), which won the 2012 James Laughlin Award, and Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced (Alice James Books, 2004). Her honors include a Whiting Writer's Award, a Pushcart, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs at NYU and in the graduate program at Hunter College.
Mark Doty's Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems won the National Book Award for poetry in 2008. His newest collection, Deep Lane, will be published by W.W. Norton in 2104. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, he lives in New York City and is a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University.
Timothy Liu is the author of nine books of poems, including Vox Angelica (Alice James), winner of the PSA's Norma Forber First Book Award, as well as the forthcoming Don't Go Back To Sleep. He lives in Manhattan with his husband.
Co-presented by Bryant Park Reading Room.
Admission is free.
Bryant Park Reading Room
Located at 42nd Street side of Bryant Park
Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.