Friday, December 12, 11-7pm
Saturday, December 13, 11-4pm
Tuesday, December 16, 11-4pm
Last Chance!: Wednesday, December 17, 11-7pm
Give the gift of poetry—to yourself, your family and your friends. Our Holiday Book Sale offers thousands of books at bargain prices. All books are duplicate copies from our 40,000 volume (and growing) collection and all proceeds benefit the permanent collection. Last Chance prices are even lower!
Australian poet John Kinsella examines the work of acclaimed Aboriginal poet and political activist Lionel Fogarty, whose poetry embraces the language and struggles of Aboriginal people. Fogarty is the author of numerous poetry books, including New and Selected Poems: Munaldjali, Mutuerjaraera.
In this unique poetry class, Jane Hirshfield will workshop poems in an intensive afternoon session and share the podium with her students in an evening reading. Please follow application guidelines below.
Cultural critic Eliot Weinberger and poet Bei Dao discuss the ways in which poetry can respond to cultural and political disenfranchisement, and to exile from one’s home. Bei Dao will also read from his poetry.
For the past 28 years, Clayton Eshleman has been investigating Ice-Age paintings and engravings found in caves in southwestern France. He will discuss the connections between cave art and poetic imagining, show slides of cave images, and read from Juniper Fuse, a book of prose and poetry that is the culmination of his explorations.
Clayton Eshleman will discuss translating poetry by Aimé Césaire and César Vallejo as a catalyst for conversation about translation at large. Participants are invited to bring in examples of their own translations to read and discuss or examples by other translators that they value or feel critical about.
Alistair Paterson, editor of Poetry New Zealand, one of New Zealand’s leading poetry magazines, travels to New York to present the magazine to new audiences and to meet poets who have been, or wish to be, included in its pages.