Tuesday, Jul 15, 7:00pm
New York, NY
A TRIBUTE TO RICHARD HOWARD at BRYANT PARK
with Mary Jo Bang, Timothy Donnelly & Julie Sheehan
Richard Howard is the author of fourteen books of poetry, including Without Saying (2008), a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry, Talking Cures (2002), Trappings (1999), and Untitled Subjects (1969), as well as the critical study Alone with America and the critical prefaces of the anthology Preferences. Inner Voices: Selected Poems, 1963-2003 and Paper Trail: Selected Prose, 1965-2003 were compiled and released jointly by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2004. In 2004, he received the PSA's Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in American poetry.
Mary Jo Bang is the author of six books of poems, including Louise in Love, The Bride of E, and Elegy, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award. She's been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Academy in Berlin Fellowship, and a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. She's a Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louise. Her translation of Dante's Inferno, with illustrations by Henrik Drescher, was published by Graywolf in 2012.
Timothy Donnelly is the author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit, and The Cloud Corporation. He is an assistant professor and director of undergraduate creative writing at Columbia University and the poetry editor for the Boston Review.
Julie Sheehan is a 2008 recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and author of three poetry collections: Bar Book: Poems & Otherwise, out from W.W. Norton in 2010, Orient Point, which won the 2005 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Thaw, winner of the Poets Out Loud prize from Fordham University. She teaches in and directs the MFA program in creative writing at Stony Brook Southampton.
Co-presented by Bryant Park Reading Room.
Admission is free.
Bryant Park Reading Room
Located at 42nd Street side of Bryant Park at Sixth Avenue
Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.