Literary Partners Program: Memorial Service for Harriet Zinnes
Mar 7, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harriet Zinnes—poet, fiction writer, translator, art critic, literary scholar, and professor emerita of Queens College—died in her sleep on November 30, 2019. Highly prolific, Zinnes authored 11 books of poetry and two short story collections, edited Ezra Pound’s art criticisms, translated the poems of Jacques Prévert, and wrote countless literary articles for journals such as The Nation, Chelsea, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, The Hollins Critic, and The Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as art reviews for NY Arts and other art magazines. During the service, Zinnes will be remembered through videos of her reading; readings of her poems, stories, and translations by poets Daniela Gioseffi, Thomas Fink, Burt Kimmelman and Professor Nelly Frechin de Castet; and music by contemporary composers Gheorghe Costinescu and Gao Ping, her family members, and others. The service is free and open to all lovers of poetry. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Poets House; books by Zinnes will be distributed as thank-you gifts.
This event has been made possible through Poets House’s Literary Partners Program. Poets House is an ADA accessible facility.