A benefit reading for Fence Magazine of Decreation, a libretto in three parts by Anne Carson, features performers Mike Albo, Kate Bell, John Kelly, Susan Minot, and Mike Nichols. Introduction by Anne Carson.
Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney initiates an annual program on the art of translation. The series honors the memory of Katharine Washburn, the beloved writer, translator, and editor of the monumental World Poetry anthology. Mr. Heaney will read from and discuss his own translations, as well as a selection of poems from his newest collection, Electric Light
In the words of Carol Conroy, the memorization of a poem invokes "all the myriad acts of attention that create a poem. For that reason, memorization ranks as a profound cognitive, psychic and spiritual journey." Poems by Heart invites people to share that journey by reciting from memory the poems that they love. Each month participants memorize a new poem that someone else has written.
On View March 24-April 30
From Alice James to Zoland Books, the annual Showcase exhibit includes over a thousand new books from commercial, university and independent presses. Discover new poets and new publishers. Select your reading for the year. Immerse yourself in the thousand voices of American poetry.