Black women keep secrets tied up in hankies they stuff in their bras, secrets of how their necks are connected to their spines in the precise gyration of a jelly sweetened in nights they had to keep to themselves, nights prowlers came in to change the faces of their children, secrets like the good googa mooga
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Sep 10 2015
Gregory Pardlo is the author of two poetry collections, Digest (Four Way Books, 2014), which received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and was shortlisted for the 2015 NAACP Image Award, and Totem, which received the American Poetry Review/Honickman Prize in 2007.
On September 15, 2015 Swann Galleries will auction The Art Collection of Maya Angelou. At 75, Swann is the oldest specialty auction house in New York. The auction of Dr. Angelou's collection will be preceded by a public exhibition of the work. For more information about the auction or the exhibition, please visit swanngalleries.com.
The event is free, but R.S.V.P.s are required: http://bit.ly/1WfHXD6
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Swann Auction Galleries
104 East 25th Street10010 New York, New York
Oct 08 2015 to Oct 10 2015
This year’s Poets Forum will be held October 8 to 10, 2015, and will feature readings and conversations by the award-winning poets who serve on our organization’s Board of Chancellors. Purchase tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/poets-forum-2015-october-8-10-tickets-17880472976
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
A Reading by the Academy of American Poets Chancellors
Poetry Walking Tours of Brooklyn (For all-events passholders only)
Join us for a reading by recent New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe and a lecture on contemporary poetry by Joy Harjo: “Ancestors: a Mapping of Indigenous Poetry and Poets.” In this, our annual Blaney Lecture, Harjo will give an overview of the current field of young indigenous poets, and their ancestral strands of relatives. The branches extend throughout the world, before the English language.The annual Blaney Lecture was created in memory of former Academy of American Poets Board member Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney by a gift from her estate. The event will be followed by a book signing and reception.
A series of five dynamic conversations between the diverse poets who serve on our honorary Board of Chancellors on topics central to poets and readers today.
In Search of Poetry Today: Toi Derricotte, Anne Waldman, and C. D. Wright
Tracing the Lyric: Mark Doty, Linda Gregerson, and Jane Hirshfield
Reports from Around the World: Khaled Mattawa, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Arthur Sze
Projects-in-Progress: Marilyn Nelson, Alicia Ostriker, Alberto Ríos
Poets Respond: Elizabeth Alexander, Juan Felipe Herrera, Claudia Rankine
Join us for a reading and reception featuring 2015 Walt Whitman Award winner Sjohnna McCray, in celebration of the new fall/winter issue of American Poets, the Academy’s biannual magazine. This event is free and open to the public.
Poets Forum is cosponsored by The New School Creative Writing Program and The New York University Creative Writing Program. The program is also made possible, in part, by support from the National Endowment of the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Admission fee: $95.00
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Various Venues 10011 New York, New York
Sep 05 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW20001 Washington D.C., District Of Columbia
Sep 10 2015 to Sep 12 2015
The festival begins Thursday night with a film about the creation of the US Forest Service. Friday and Saturday almost 30 authors including NC Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson, Sara Gruen and Wiley Cash will present free readings.
The Friday night banquet with Jay Erskine Leutze and Saturday night's "Conversation With Barbara Kingsolver and Ann Patchett" are ticketed events. Four writing workshops and a nature walk require registration and tickets. More information is at cmlitfest.org
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Burnsville Town Center
6 South Main Street28714 Burnsville, North Carolina
Sep 11 2015
JACKIE WANG, CHRISTOPHER NEALON AND JACKQUELINE FROST
Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
126a Front St (Between Jay St and Adams St)11201 Brooklyn, New York
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It is a small plant delicately branched and tapering conically to a point, each branch and the peak a wire for green pods, blind lanterns starting upward from the stalk each way to a pair of prickly edged blue flowerets: it is her regard, a little plant without leaves, a finished thing