Thursday, Jan 31, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION
Terrance Hayes, with Deborah Landau

The New Salon series brings writers into an intimate setting to discuss the implications of their work and craft.

Terrance Hayes's most recent publications include American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin (Penguin 2018) and To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight (Wave, 2018). His many honors include the 2010 National Book Award, a Whiting Writers Award, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and the NAACP Image Award. Hayes served as the 2017-2018 poetry editor for New York Times Magazine, and he was guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2014 (Scribner, 2014).

Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program

Free and open to the public.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY  10003

 
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Thursday, Feb 28, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION
Forrest Gander, with Alice Quinn

The New Salon series brings writers into an intimate setting to discuss the implications of their work and craft.

Forrest Gander is the author of numerous books of poetry, translation, fiction, and essays, most recently Be With (New Directions, 2018). He's the A.K. Seaver Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literature at Brown University. A U.S. Artists Rockefeller fellow, Gander has been recipient of grants from the NEA, the Guggenheim, Howard, Witter Bynner and Whiting foundations. His 2011 collection Core Samples from the World was an NBCC and Pulitzer Prize finalist for poetry.

Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program

Free and open to the public.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY  10003


 
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Thursday, Apr 18, 7:00pm

New York, NY

109TH ANNUAL POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA AWARDS CEREMONY

The evening will honor our 2019 Frost Medalist Eleanor Wilner who will deliver the annual Frost Lecture, and celebrate the new winners of our distinguished Annual Awards, with readings by Darcie Dennigan, Sara HenningAnna Maria HongCecily ParksVitoria Perez, and G. C. Waldrep.

Admission is free.

The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park
New York, NY 10003 

 
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Tuesday, Apr 23, 8:00pm

New York, NY

The National Art Club's
13th Young Poets Reading
with Kathleen Ossip, Michael Rose, and Danniel Schoonebeek

Kathleen Ossip has published four volumes of poetry, most recently, The Do-Over (2015). Her poems have appeared in a wide range of journals and reviews. She teaches in the creative writing program at the New School in New York. In 2016-17 she was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. 

Michael Rose's first volume of poetry, 
The Rattles and Other Poems, was published in 2017. His poems have appeared in several journals and reviews. He holds a master's degree in general and special education and currently teaches at the Harriet Tubman Charter School, an intermediate school in the Bronx.  

Danniel Schoonebeek has published two volumes of poetry and an audiobook, most recently, 
Trébuchet (2016). His poems have also appeared in several notable anthologies. He divides his time between Brooklyn and Delhi, New York. He has been awarded a 2019 fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Free and open to the public.

The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park
New York, New York 10003

 
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Wednesday, Apr 24, 6:30pm

New York, NY

Photo Prose—Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection

Join us for an evening of dynamic poetry readings featuring work that responds directly to photographs in Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection. Participating poets were invited to choose an image or group of images in the exhibition to respond to through creation of a new work or interpretation of an original or historical piece. The image or images will be projected while the poets read, allowing the audience to dive deeper into the connections between the visual and the textual.

This event is co-curated with the Poetry Society of America. Participating poets include Angel Nafis, Matthea Harvey, Christopher Soto,  Diane Exavier,  Desiree C. BaileyRobert Polito, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Paolo Javier. More readers to be announced.

At the conclusion of the program, we will open the mic up to the audience and invite rehearsed or spontaneous poetry or prose that responds to the images in Your Mirror.

Admission to reading is free and open to the public. Reservation is required.

For a public program combination ticket which grants $10 entry to the galleries starting at 4:30 PM to those attending the program are only available online when you register for the program.

ICP Museum
250 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

 
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Thursday, May 2, 7:00pm

New York, NY

Walt Whitman Bicentennial Reading

A special reading from the work of Walt Whitman in celebration of his 200th birthday and the democratic imperatives of his work. Featuring Mark DotyMarwa HelalMajor JacksonD. Nurkse, Alicia OstrikerVijay SeshadriPatricia SmithAnne Waldman, and more.

Presented by Cooper Union, the Academy of American Poets, Poets House, and the Poetry Society of America. Co-sponsored by Canto Mundo, CLMP, PEN America, Poets & Writers, and Urban Word.

Free and open to the public.

Cooper Union
The Great Hall
7 East 7th St 
New York, NY 10003

 
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Monday, May 6, 7:00pm

New York, NY

A CELEBRATION OF GRAYWOLF PRESS AT 45

Join The National Arts Club and The Poetry Society of America for an evening celebrating 45 years of Graywolf Press.

The evening will be hosted by PSA's Executive Director Alice Quinn and will feature poetry reading from Catherine Barnett (Human Hours), Ilya Kaminsky (Deaf Republic), Layli Long Soldier (WHEREAS), Vijay Seshadri (3 Sections), and Monica Youn (Blackacre).

Reception to follow with refreshments and light bites.

About Graywolf Press:

Graywolf Press is a leading independent publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of twenty-first century American and international literature. They champion outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that adventurous readers can find underrepresented and diverse voices in a crowded marketplace. Learn more at www.graywolfpress.org.

The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003

 
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Saturday, May 18, 1:00pm

Brooklyn, NY

Whitman at 200
Keynote with Mark Doty

Our Whitman at 200 weekend will kick off with a keynote lecture by Mark Doty. 

Mark Doty's nine books of poems and five volumes of nonfiction prose include Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008 and the memoir Dog Years, a New York Times bestseller. The first American poet to receive the T.S. Eliot Prize in the U.K., he's also received the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Whiting Writers Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ingram-Merrill and Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Foundations. His new book, What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life, will be published by W W Norton in April 2020. A Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, he lives in New York City.

Free and open to the public.
Co-presented with the Brooklyn Public Library.

Brooklyn Public Library

Central Library
Lobby Gallery
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

 
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Saturday, May 18, 4:00pm

Brooklyn, NY

Whitman at 200 Tribute Panel

This panel celebrates Whitman's 200th anniversary with responses from poets in remarks written in verse and prose. Panelists include Cornelius EadyKimiko HahnRamya RamanaVijay Seshadri, and others. The evening also includes a performance, by the Brooklyn Art Song Society, of Tom Cipullo's setting of "I Hear America Singing" and Jennifer Higdon's setting of "Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd."

Co-presented with the Brooklyn Public Library.

Brooklyn Public Library   
Central Library
Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

 
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Sunday, May 19, 2:00pm

Brooklyn, NY

Whitman at 200
Second Read: Leaves of Grass
with Harmony Holiday and Karen Karbiener

Second Read is a BPL Presents series that reevaluates canonical classic and contemporary work and encourages lively debate around books and reading.

Self-published to mixed reviews, Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass was edited throughout the poets' life and is considered by many today to be an American masterpiece. Our panel, consisting of poet Harmony Holiday, scholar Karen Karbiener and others, will engage in a critical debate, considering the merits of the long, inclusive text and the parts and poems worth quibbling over, not to mention the context out of which the work came.
Free and open to the public.

Co-presented with the Brooklyn Public Library.

Brooklyn Public Library   
Central Library
Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
 
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Thursday, May 30, 6:00pm

New York, NY

An Evening of Poetry and Music inspired by Metaphysical Art

The Center for Italian Modern Art presents a collaboration with Innuan and A Public Space, hosting a musical performance intertwined with a reading of Giorgio de Chirico's poems, written from the 1910s through the 1970s, recently translated into English by celebrated American poet Stefania Heim.

Tickets and full program details.

CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art
421 Broome Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013

 
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Thursday, Jun 6, 7:00pm

New York, NY

Chapbook Fellowship Reading and Launch

Join us for the Chapbook Fellowship Ceremony, honoring and celebrating the 2018 fellows and the launch of their chapbooks with readings by the winning poets and judges.

Heather Hamilton selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Joann Gardner selected by D. Nurkse
Như Xuân Nguyễn selected by Adrian Matejka
Laura Romeyn selected by Ange Mlinko

Free and open to public.

Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
41 Cooper Square
The Cooper Union
New York, NY 10008

 
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Tuesday, Jun 18, 6:30pm

Bronx, NY

The Poetry Society of America's Annual Spring Benefit
Honoring Paul Simon & Alice Quinn

Join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon for his magnificent musical achievement and legacy and the visionary leader of the Poetry Society of America, Alice Quinn, for holding poetry aloft in American life throughout her remarkable career.  

With Special Guests Billy Collins and Tracy K. Smith

The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY
Tickets & Tables Available Here.

For questions, please contact Madeline Weinfield at  benefit@poetrysociety.org.
 
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Thursday, Jun 20, 7:30pm

New York, NY

Whitman in Music and Words
Matthew Aucoin with Ben Lerner

In conjunction with the exhibition Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy, on view at The Morgan Library & Museum, composer and conductor Matthew Aucoin curates an evening of spoken word and music featuring Walt Whitman's letters and poems with musical excerpts from Aucoin's 2015 opera Crossing and works by John Adams and Leonard Bernstein. Featuring Matthew Aucoin, piano, Ben Lerner, poet/writer, with additional artists to be announced. The exhibition will be open at 6:30 pm for concert attendees.

Matthew Aucoin is an American composer, conductor, writer, and pianist. He is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow and Artist in Residence at Los Angeles Opera, and has worked as a composer and conductor with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the American Repertory Theater, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Music Academy of the West. He is co-Artistic Director of the American Modern Opera Company.

Ben Lerner is a widely celebrated novelist, poet, and critic. His publications include the poetry collections The Lichtenberg Figures (2004), Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path; the novels Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04; an artist's book, Blossom (with Thomas Demand); and The Hatred of Poetry, among others.

Co-presented by the Morgan Library & Museum and Poetry Society of America.

Tickets: Purchase here.
$35; $25 for members of The Morgan & PSA

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

 
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Friday, Jun 21, 11:00am

Bronx, NY

ELIZABETH BISHOP IN BRAZIL: A Daylong Celebration

Scholars, writers, poets, and an actress come together to celebrate poet Elizabeth Bishop's life in Brazil, from 1951 to 1966, and her journeys there in subsequent years, exploring her central relationship to the brilliant, self-taught landscape architect Lota de Macedo Soares who worked with Roberto Burle Marx on her own landmark modernist masterpiece home, Samambaia, in Petrópolis, as well as the celebrated Parque do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro.

Bishop's friendships with key literary figures in Brazilian society, her adventures traveling in the Amazon and restoring an 18th-century home in Ouro Preto, and her sorrowful last experiences in Brazil following the death of Soares will be the subject of presentations and a panel discussion, which will include readings of Bishop's poems by actress Maria Tucci. Moderated by Alice Quinn, Executive Director, Poetry Society of America. A screening of the film Reaching for the Moon will follow at 2 p.m. in Ross Hall.

Event Schedule:
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Presentations and Readings | Stone Mill
2–4 p.m. | Film Screening: Reaching for the Moon | Ross Hall

This event is free and included with Garden admission.

For more information or to RSVP visit the New York Botanical Garden website.

Presented by the Humanities Institute and the Poetry Society of America. Co-sponsored by The Academy of American Poets.

New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458-5126

 
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Tuesday, Jul 2, 7:00pm

New York, NY

Bryant Park Poetry Series with Forrest Gander, Ani Gjika, and Richard Sieberth

Join us for a reading of superb translations, including Pulitzer Prize winning poet Forrest Gander's translations of Pura López Colomé and Coral Bracho, poet Ani Gjika's Griffin International shortlisted translation of Luljeta Lleshanaku's Negative Space, and Richard Sieberth's translation of Henry Michaux's A Certain Plume.

Co-presented by the  and the Poetry Society of America.

Free and open to the public.

Bryant Park Reading Room
Located at 42nd Street side of Bryant Park at Sixth Avenue
Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.
New York, NY

 
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Thursday, Jul 11, 6:30pm

New York, NY

Susan Howe and Shane McCrae
A reading in conjunction with Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy

In conjunction with the Morgan Library & Museum's exhibition Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy, two poets who are passionate about Walt Whitman's work will read favorite poems of his and some of their own, reflecting on his poetic legacy and influence on their own practice and oeuvre.

Susan Howe is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America's Frost Medal awarded for lifetime achievement in the art among many other honors including the Bollingen Prize in American Poetry from Yale University and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her recent books of poetry and essays include DebthsThe QuarryThe Birth-markSpontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives, and That This, all published by New Directions.

Shane McCrae's most recent books are The Gilded Auction Block and In the Language of My Captor, which won the 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Prize for Poetry, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the William Carlos Williams Award. He has received a Lannan Literary Award, a Whiting Writer's Award, and a fellowship from the NEA. He is the Poetry Editor at Image, teaches at Columbia University, and lives in New York City.

Co-presented by the Morgan Library & Museum and Poetry Society of America

Tickets: $15 general admission. $10 for Morgan Library & Museum and Poetry Society of America Members. Seating is limited.

Historic Library
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016

 
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Thursday, Sep 12, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION
Brenda Shaughnessy, with Deborah Landau

The New Salon series brings writers into an intimate setting to discuss the implications of their work and craft.

Brenda Shaughnessy was born in Okinawa and raised in Southern California. She is the author of five poetry collections, including The Octopus Museum, So Much Synth, Human Dark with Sugar, winner of the James Laughlin Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Our Andromeda, which was a New York Times Notable Book in 2013. A former Guggenheim fellow, she is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University, Newark. She lives in New Jersey.

Deborah Landau is the author of four collections of poetry: Soft Targets, The Uses of the Body, and The Last Usable Hour, all Lannan Literary Selections from Copper Canyon Press, and Orchidelirium, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. In 2016 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. The Uses of the Body was featured on NPR's All Things Considered, and included on "Best of 2015″ lists by The New Yorker, Vogue, BuzzFeed, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others. A Spanish edition, Los Usos Del Cuerpo, was published by Valparaiso Ediciones in 2017. She teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University, and lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program and Poetry Society of America.

Free and open to the public.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY  10003

 
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Sunday, Sep 22

Brooklyn, NY

POETRY AT THE BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of literary stars and emerging authors who represent the exciting world of literature today. One of America's premier book festivals, this hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. Participating poets include: Hala Alyan, Jericho Brown, Tina Chang, Nick Flynn, Rigoberto González,  Ilya Kaminsky, Edgar Kunz, Sally Wen Mao, Ladan Osman, Jake Skeets, Sally Wen Mao, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, and Keith Wilson

Brooklyn Borough Hall and surrounding venues.

For a full calendar of Brooklyn Book Festival events visit here.

 
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Thursday, Nov 14, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION
Rigoberto González, with Kimiko Hahn

The New Salon series brings writers into an intimate setting to discuss the implications of their work and craft.

Rigoberto González is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Book of Ruin, published by Four Way Books. His twelve books of prose include two bilingual children's books, the three young adult novels in the Mariposa Club series, and the memoir Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, which received the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. He also edited Camino del Sol: Fifteen Years of Latina and Latino Writing, Alurista's new and selected volume Xicano Duende: A Select Anthology, and a 2019 issue of Ploughshares. The recipient of Guggenheim, NEA and USA Rolón fellowships, a NYFA grant in poetry, the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets, the Lambda Literary Award for Poetry, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, The Poetry Center Book Award, and the Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award, he is contributing editor for Poets & Writers Magazine and writes a monthly column for NBC-Latino online. Currently, he is professor of English and director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey. In 2015, he received The Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle. 

Co-sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program and Poetry Society of America.

Free and open to the public.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY  10003