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Literary Partners Program: A New Colossus, A 92Y Reading

Date and Time: 
August 1, 2017 - 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Event Location: 
Poets House
Admission: 
Free and Open to the Public

In 1883, the same year she was teaching immigrants at 92Y’s then-downtown branch, Emma Lazarus wrote her famous poem, “The New Colossus.”

“Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” muses the Statue of Liberty in Lazarus’s imagined monologue. “Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, / I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

After a week of poems from 19 poets imagining ‘A New Colossus’ online, (www.92y.org/new-colossus), join the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y and Poets House on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:30pm for our culminating event: an open-air reading featuring six of the festival contributors: Amanda Calderon, Lynn Melnick, sam sax, Safiya Sinclair, Paul Tran, and Jenny Xie.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations
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