Festivities begin at 11:00am with U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman and teacher Linda Winston sharing poems from their anthology, The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination. The revelry continues with giveaways, creative writing exercises and other surprises.
Students will make poems and experiment with tactile methods, unusual scale, spaces and durations in order to create a more open field for poetic possibility. Selected visual poetry, conceptual art, concrete poetry and artists’ books will be presented.
This generative, hands-on workshop employs techniques centered in sound—listening, recording and performing—to chart new paths into poetry. The audio expert’s toolkit will be adapted to writing, including mixing, multitracks, instrumentation, multiple takes, compression and sequencing.
Join us for this annual pilgrimage across one of New York City’s great architectural gems. Leading poets read the words of Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, Langston Hughes and other greats en route. The journey closes with a celebratory dinner and the presentation of the Elizabeth Kray Award for service to the field of poetry.