"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.
Richard Lewis reads his own short poems as well as the haiku of Issa and Basho. We’ll create small books, to be held in our hands, of our short poems about the changes of spring. Richard Lewis is the founding director of the Touchstone Center in New York.