If I know my angels, I know what they would say --Joe Henry He came to me In a whisky-blue dream In midtown Manhattan. He wasn't angry anymore. He seemed happy to find Me again, my old self. Picking up his ghost guitar, He played me a new song. He played it sweet and
Continuing his support of New York's rich literary tradition, Governor Cuomo appointed Marie Howe as the state poet laureate on August 29, 2012. Throughout her two-year term, the poet laureate promotes and encourages poetry writing throughout New York by giving public readings and talks within the state.
Dec 09 2015
Tracy K. Smith is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light (Knopf, 2015) and three books of poetry. Her collection Life on Mars won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. Duende won the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and an Essence Literary Award. The Body’s Question was the winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Smith was the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers Award in 2004 and a Whiting Award in 2005. In 2014 the Academy of American Poets awarded Smith with the Academy Fellowship, awarded to one poet each year to recognize distinguished poetic achievement.
Moderated by Honor Moore, nonfiction coordinator, Creative Writing Program.
65 W. 11th Street, 5th floor (Room 500)10011 New York, New York
Oct 17 2015
Reading With Cecily Parks, Aracelis Girmay and Chloe Garcia Roberts
Free. More information here: http://www.berlspoetry.com/events/2015/10/17/cecily-parks-aracelis-girmay-chloe-garcia-roberts
126a Front St (Between Jay St and Adams St)11201 Brooklyn, 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.
6:30pm to 9:00pm
10011 New York, New York
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In the wild soft summer darkness How many and many a night we two together Sat in the park and watched the Hudson Wearing her lights like golden spangles Glinting on black satin. The rail along the curving pathway Was low in a happy place to let us cross, And down the hill a tree that dripped with bloom
For Naomi Ginsberg, 1894-1956
Strange now to think of you, gone without corsets & eyes, while I walk on the sunny pavement of Greenwich Village. downtown Manhattan, clear winter noon, and I've been up all night, talking, talking, reading the Kaddish aloud, listening to Ray Charles blues