To honor the 10th celebration of National Poetry Month, the Academy is sponsoring a ten-city reading series with literary partners around the country.
The list of poets, dates, venues, and literary partners will be updated regularly.
||Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Andrew Hudgins,
Heather McHugh, & Carol Muske-Dukes
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Seattle Arts & Lectures
||Stephen Dobyns, Ron Slate,
& Patricia Fargnoli
||Reginald Gibbons & Regie Gibson
Poetry Center at Univ. of Arizona
Poetry Foundation, Newberry Library
Hammer Museum, UCLA
||David Bottoms, Alan Shapiro,
& Natasha Trethewey
Woodruff Arts Center
Literary Arts, Inc.
Center for the Book, Library of Congress
Poetry & the Creative Mind
Gala Celebration at Lincoln Center
On April 5, 2005, The Academy of American Poets will present a star-studded celebration of American poetry. Featured readers include Meryl Streep, Dan Rather, Maya Lin, Gore Vidal, Suzan-Lori Parks, Sam Waterston, Minnie Driver, Diane von Furstenberg, among others. The event will take place at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Tickets will be available through the Lincoln Center box office.
Simon Armitage, James Richardson, and Charles Simic
Co-sponsored by Harcourt, Ausable Press, and the Academy of American Poets.
Chelsea Barnes & Noble, Sixth Avenue @ 22nd Street, 7 pm, FREE.
Jack Gilbert, Ann Lauterbach, and Glyn Maxwell
The Academy of American Poets presents a quartet of contemporary American poets. Tickets will be available at the door: $8 for general public and $5 for Academy members and students. Co-sponsored by Houghton Mifflin, Knopf, and Penguin.
Wollman Auditorium, New School, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor. 7 p.m.
Cave Canem Prize Reading at Poets House
The Academy of American Poets presents Harryette Mullen and Amber Flora Thomas, judge and winner of the 2004 Cave Canem Prize, respectively. They will read with prize finalists Greg Pardlo and Dawn Lundy Martin. Thursday, April 21, at Poets House (72 Spring Street). Free and open to the public. 7 pm
Poets on Poets: Roethke, Rukeyser, and Wright
The Academy of American Poets presents a series of reflections and celebrations of three extraordinary American Poets by three contemporary poets: Edward Hirsch on Theodore Roethke, Sharon Olds on Muriel Rukeyser, and Galway Kinnell on James Wright. Tickets will be available at the door: $8 for general public and $5 for Academy members and students.
Wollman Hall, New School, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor. 7 p.m.