Spring 2017

NY Events

 

Tuesday, Jan 10, 7:00pm

New York, NY

The PSA Readings at McNally Jackson:
Joshua Bennett and Jennifer Kronovet

Joshua Bennett is the author of The Sobbing School (Penguin, 2016), which was a winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series.He has received fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Cave Canem, the Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust, and the Ford Foundation. He is currently a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University.

Jennifer Kronovet
 is the author of  The Wug Test (Ecco Press, 2016), which was a winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series, and Awayward. She co-translated The Acrobat, the selected poems of Yiddish writer Celia Dropkin. Under the name Jennifer Stern, she co-translated Empty Chairs, poetry by the Chinese writer Liu Xia. Born and raised in New York City, she's also lived in several cities in the Midwest and China.

Admission is free. 

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

 
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Wednesday, Feb 22, 7:00pm

New York, NY

A Tribute to C.K. Williams

A reading to honor the late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams, who published 22 books of poetry, including Falling Ill: Last Poems (FSG, 2016). Jonathan Galassi, Edward Hirsch, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Muldoon, James Richardson, Alan Shapiro, Chase Twichell, Susan Wheeler, and Adam Zagajewski will read and celebrate his work.

Co-sponsored by Farrar, Straus and Giroux & The New School Creative Writing Program

Admission is free.


The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

 
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Thursday, Mar 9, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION
featuring Kevin Young, with Laurin Macios

Kevin Young is the author of ten books of poetry, including most recently Blue Laws, longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award; Book of Hours, winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award; ArdencyA Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels, winner of a 2012 American Book Award; and Jelly Roll: A Blues, a finalist for the National Book Award. His book The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, was a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, and won the PEN Open Book Award. 

Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program

Admission is free.

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

 
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Monday, Mar 13, 7:00pm

Queens, NY

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION
Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson was the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award and the Sibert Honor Award. Named the Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation, she is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders and children. She is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist and 2014 winner, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. She lives in Brooklyn.

Co-sponsored by Queens College MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation

Admission is free.

Queens College
Godwin Ternbach Museum
Klapper Hall

 
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Thursday, Apr 13, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READING AND CONVERSATION
Maureen McLane, with Alice Quinn

Maureen N. McLane grew up in upstate New York and was educated at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. She is the author of four books of poetry, including most recently Mz N: the serial (FSG, 2016). Her poems have been translated into Czech, Greek, and Spanish.  Her book My Poets (FSG, 2012)—an experimental hybrid of memoir and criticism—was named a New York Times Notable Book and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. A professor of English at New York University, she has published two books on British Romanticism, as well as numerous essays, reviews, squibs, and screeds.

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

Admission is free.

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

 
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Thursday, May 11, 7:00pm

New York, NY

The Poetry Society of America Chapbook Reading

Come celebrate the 14th Anniversary of the PSA Chapbook Fellowship with readings by 2016 Chapbook Fellows
William Brewer, Ryan Black, Analicia Sotelo, and Brandon Kreitler, alongside this year's poet-judges Rigoberto González, Linda Gregerson, Major Jackson, and Marilyn Nelson.

Admission is free.

Cooper Union
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)