Part of an international conference on literature by women of African ancestry (October 12-16) at New York University, this event features writers from around the world reading their work and discussing globalization’s impact on creative process and freedom. With Opal Palmer Adisa, Angela Jackson, Jackie Kay, Rosamond King, Jully Makini, Nancy Morejon and Pearl Eintou Springer.
Poet Frank Bidart speaks about the poetry of Robert Lowell (1917-1977). Formalist virtuoso, autobiographical innovator and political conscience, Robert Lowell is considered one of the greatest English-language poets of his time.
"An event that may make you fall in love with New York city all over again." —Time Out New York
Join Sandra Alcosser, Galway Kinnell, Tracie Morris, Marie Ponsot, and others as we celebrate poetry and New York City. The Walk features poetry readings in Manhattan, on the Brooklyn Bridge, and at Brooklyn's Fulton Ferry Landing. The evening concludes with a festive dinner to benefit Poets House.
Clare Cavanagh discusses Polish poets Wislawa Szymborska, Adam Zagajewski and Czeslaw Milosz, in a tribute to the art of translation and the memory of Katharine Washburn, co-editor of the World Poetry anthology and acclaimed translator.
Poet, editor and critic Peter Gizzi discusses the poetry of Jack Spicer (1925–1965), a major figure of the San Francisco Renaissance whose poems and lectures contribute to the foundation of postmodern American poetics.