Fall Conversation Series
Each fall, the Academy of American Poets presents a free series of conversations exploring how different art forms engage with poetry. These conversations pair some of today’s most intriguing poets with accomplished artists, dancers, chefs, and actors. This year, we're pleased to be presenting our series in partnership with Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. This series is supported by an Action Grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
Elizabeth Alexander and Maria Popova
On September 25, 2017, the Academy of American Poets will present the first in its Fall Conversation Series with Academy Chancellor, best-selling poet, and Pulitzer Prize Award finalist Elizabeth Alexander and Brain Pickings founder Maria Popova.
Ellen Gallagher and Terrance Hayes
On October 25, 2017, the second of the Fall Conversations will feature Academy Chancellor and National Book Award–winning poet Terrance Hayes and American Academy Award in Art winner Ellen Gallagher.
Housing Works Bookstore and Café, 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
Sam Durant and Robin Coste Lewis
On September 23, 2016, we partnered with Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe to present a conversation between multimedia artist Sam Durant and National Book Award-winning poet Robin Coste Lewis, with an introduction by Academy Executive Director Jen Benka.
Anne Waldman and Meredith Monk
On October 17, 2016, we partnered with Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe to present a conversation between Grammy-nominated composer, singer, and director/choreographer, Meredith Monk, and American Book Award-winning poet and former Academy Chancellor Anne Waldman, with an introduction by Academy Executive Director Jen Benka.
Yusef Komunyakaa and Cécile McLorin Salvant
On November 14, 2016, we partnered with Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe to present a conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa and Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, with an introduction by Academy Executive Director Jen Benka.
Claudia Rankine and Carrie Mae Weems
Mark Doty and Bill T. Jones
Kevin Young and Gabrielle Hamilton
Sharon Olds and Cynthia Nixon