Date Title Poet
03/07/14 e.e. cummings and Edna St. Vincent Millay: 20th Century Stars

WITH BLAIR BROWN, SUSAN CHEEVER, BILLY COLLINS, AND NANCY MILFORD

Blair Brown is a theater, film, and television actress. She won the 2000 Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Copenhagen. She played Nina Sharp in the television series Fringe.

Susan Cheever is the author of E.E. Cummings: A Life, just published by Alfred A. Knopf. She is also the author of fourteen books—among them Louisa May AlcottAmerican BloomsburyHome Before Dark, and Looking for Work. A Guggenheim fellow and a member of the Yaddo Corporation, she currently teaches at the MFA programs at Bennington College and The New School. She lives in New York City.

Billy Collins is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Aimless Love: New and Selected PoemsHoroscopes for the DeadBallistics; and Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems. He served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003.

Nancy Milford is the author of Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Zelda: A Biography. She has been an Annenberg Fellow at Brown University, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, and has received Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Bruno Walter Auditorium

04/25/12 A Tribute to Philip Larkin Philp Larkin

 

Meena Alexander
"Going"
Archie Burnett
"After drinking Glenfiddich"
Billy Collins
"At Grass"
Thomas Sayers Ellis
"Money"
James Fenton
"To the Sea"
Jonathan Galassi
"Talking in Bed"
Deborah Garrison
"Poetry of Departures"
Adam Gopnik
"For Sidney Bechet"
Eamon Grennan
"The Explosion"
Saskia Hamilton
"First Sight"
Mary Karr
"High Windows"
Nick Laird
"Aubade"
J.D. McClatchy
"Sad Steps"
D. Nurkse
"Home is so Sad"
Katha Pollitt
"Dockery and Son"
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
"MCMXIV"
Vijay Seshadri
"Church Going"
Paul Simon
"The Mower"
Zadie Smith
"The Old Fools"
Andrew Sullivan
"The Whitsun Weddings"Readings

Readings of Poems by Philp Larkin

Meena Alexander reading "Going"
Archie Burnett reading "After drinking Glenfiddich"
Billy Collins "At Grass"
Thomas Sayers Ellis "Money"
James Fenton "To the Sea"
Jonathan Galassi "Talking in Bed"
Deborah Garrison "Poetry of Departures"
Adam Gopnik "For Sidney Bechet"
Eamon Grennan "The Explosion"
Saskia Hamilton "First Sight"
Mary Karr "High Windows"
Nick Laird "Aubade"
J.D. McClatchy "Sad Steps"
D. Nurkse "Home is so Sad"
Katha Pollitt "Dockery and Son"
Rowan Ricardo Phillips "MCMXIV"
Vijay Seshadri "Church Going"
Paul Simon "The Mower"
Zadie Smith "The Old Fools"
Andrew Sullivan "The Whitsun Weddings"

 Musical Performances by the Queens College Louis Armstrong Ensemble. Direction, David Engelhard.

 Tuesday April 24th, 2012
 The Great Hall at Cooper Union
 
 Co-sponsored by The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

 

 

07/26/11 Song of the Turkey Buzzard: On the Poetry of Lew Welch, with Gary Snyder Lew Welch
Gary Snyder

Podcast provided by The Library Foundation's ALOUD series

Recorded May 26, 2011 

Co-presented with the Poetry Society of America

For more information about the event visit The Library Foundation.

To purchase a broadside of "Axe Handles," signed by Gary Snyder and made exclusively for this event, visit The Library Foundation store.

07/06/11 Tribute to Daniel Halpern
An evening honoring the great poet, publisher, and teacher.
John Ashbery, Russell Banks, Anthony Bourdain, Janie Fink, Richard Ford, Jorie Graham, Robert Hass, Campbell McGrath, Joyce Carol Oates, and other special guests,

Co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, HarperCollins Publishers, and the New York University Creative Writing Program

May 6, 2010

NYU Kimmel Center
Rosenthal Pavilion (10th Floor)
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY
11/17/10 Anne Carson on Sappho

Introduced by Alice Quinn.

Co-sponsored with The Culture Project.

May 2000

The Culture Project
New York, New York

11/17/10 Galway Kinnell reads Dylan Thomas Galway Kinnell
Dylan Thomas

Introduced by Rachel Hadas.

The 75th Anniversary of the Poetry Society of America.

Co-sponsored by City University of New York, Baruch College.

November 16, 1985

Baruch College Auditorium
New York, New York

11/16/10 Stanley Kunitz on Theodore Roethke Stanley Kuntiz
Theodore Roethke

Stanley Kunitz on the life and work of Theodore Roethke.

November 8, 2001

The National Arts Club
New York, New York

11/16/10 Vijay Seshadri on Elizabeth Bishop Vijay Seshadri
Elizabeth Bishop

Poets on Poetry series

Co-sponsored by Poets House.

February 8, 2009

Mount Pleasant Public Library
Pleasantville, New York

11/02/10 Charles Harper Webb on Ron Koertge Charles Harper Webb
Ron Koertge

The Second Annual PSA Festival of California Poets

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Pasadena Public Library
Pasadena, California

11/02/10 Maggie Nelson on Barbara Guest Barbara Guest
Maggie Nelson

The Second Annual PSA Festival of California Poets

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Pasadena Public Library
Pasadena, California

02/17/10 Tribute to W. H. Auden Edward Mendelsohn
W. H. Auden

Edward Mendelsohn reads "Deftly, Admiral, Cast Your Fly," "As He Is,"  and "River Profile."

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Harvard Book Store
Cambridge, MA

02/17/10 Tribute to W. H. Auden Dan Chiasson
W. H. Auden

Dan Chiasson reads "Sonnets from China #15," "The Lesson," "September 1st, 1939,"  a song from "The Sea and The Mirror," and "The More Loving One."

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Harvard Book Store
Cambridge, MA

02/17/10 Tribute to W. H. Auden Frank Bidart
W. H. Auden

Frank Bidart reads "As I Walked Out One Evening," an excerpt from "1929," "In Schrafft's," and "Dear, Though The Night is Gone."

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Harvard Book Store
Cambridge, MA

02/11/10 Tribute to Polish Poetry, volume two

Lawrence Weschler reads "Could Have" and "Maybe All This" by Wislawa Szymborska and "The Pebble" by Sbigniew Herbert

C.K. Williams reads "Bypassing Rue Descartes", "An Honest Description of Myself With a Glass of Whiskey at an Airport, Let Us Say, in Minneapolis" and "Late Ripeness" by Czeslaw Milosz

Adam Zagajewski reads "To Go to Lvov", "Erinna From Telos", "Farewell for Zbigniew Herbert", "My Aunts", "Self-Portrait" and "Try to Praise the Mutilated World".

Wednesday, March 13th, 2002

The Great Hall at Cooper Union
New York, New York

02/11/10 Poetry in a Time of Crisis, volume one

Billy Collins reads "On Being Asked for a War Poem" and "The Stare's Nest By My Window" by W.B. Yeats.

Alastair Reid and Billy Collins read "A Callarse"/"Keeping Quiet" by Pablo Neruda.

Michael Cunningham reads "After Great Pain" by Emily Dickinson and "The Armadillo" by Elizabeth Bishop.

Eve Ensler reads "Afghanistan" by Raymond Carver, "Zero Circle" by Rumi, "The Freaks at Spurgin Road Field" by Richard Hugo, "The Crowd at the Ball Game" by William Carlos Williams and "Guide" by A.R. Ammons.

Yusef Komunyakaa reads "Monet's Water Lilies" by Robert Hayden and "What Did I Learn in the Wars" from "Anniversaries of War" by Yehuda Amichai.

Stanley Kunitz reads "Requiem" by Anna Akhmatova.

Monday, October 22nd, 2001

The Great Hall, Copper Union
New York, New York

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