USSR: Victor Andreevich Chalmeev, Genrich A. Egoyan, Alexander Alexandrovich Kosorukov and Sergei Baruzdin.
USA: Antonia Bouis, Judith Deutsch, Daniel Halpern, Ted Mooney, Darryl Pinkney, Franklin D. Reeve and Catherine S. Nepomnyaschchy
AIDS has occasioned an overwhelming response in contemporary American poetry. But exactly how, in the face of illness and despair, does poetry function?
In an attempt to find answers to this question, the group will look at five recent books: Tory Dent’s What Silence Equals, Mark Doty’s My Alexandria, Thom Gunn’s The Man With Night Sweats, Rachel Hadas’s Unending Dialogue: Voices from an AIDS Poetry Workshop, and Michael Klein’s Poets for Life: Seventy-Six Poets Respond to AIDS.
The Grand Finale Reading, the final event of the Showcase, is a chance to celebrate the range and diversity of the year's new poetry. Showcased poets will read from their latest works and from the work of other poets in the Poetry Publication Showcase.