We'd like to share some photographs by Lawrence Schwartzwald from the thrilling centenary birthday bash in Elizabeth Bishop's honor, which was held on her actual birthday, February 8th, in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. Thanks to the many literary organizations who joined forces with us to present this event, we had an audience of nine hundred and seventy, standing room only in that great room. We are grateful to the Academy of American Poets, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, the National Book Foundation, Poets House, and the Unterberg Poetry Center, of the 92nd Street Y.
PDF of the Program
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Tracy K. Smith and Yusef Komunyakaa
Vijay Seshadri, Kimiko Hahn, Elizabeth Alexander, and David Lehman
Tina Chang and Kimiko Hahn