WHAT: “Festival Within: Best of the Best American Poetry, 25 Years” also featuring Best American Poetry 2013.
WHEN & WHERE:
Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 PM Book Revue, Huntington Village
Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 AM – 5 PM Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd, Huntington Station, NY 11746
Saturday, Nov. 9, 7:30 – 9 PM Walt Whitman Shops: Center Court
“Festival Within” is back! Walt Whitman Birthplace Association produces Long Island’s only poetry festival - based on Scribner’s “Best American Poetry” series.
David Lehman, poet, critic and series editor, will be joined by nine world-class poets from two
anthologies: Best of the Best American Poetry, co-edited by former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky (videotaped opening morning address), and Best American Poetry 2013, co-edited by Denise Duhamel.
LOOK FOR: David Lehman, Pulitzer Prize winner; Paul Muldoon, New Yorker poetry editor with his band Captain Teach; Major Jackson; Tom Sleigh; Arab-American Lawrence Joseph; Denise Duhamel; Kim Addonizio (and harmonica); and the hippest emerging poets Sally Wen Mao and Long Island born and LGBT advocate, Stacey Waite. Plus, a variety of wonderful Long Island Poets!