September 11, 2009

Poets Forum in New York City

Poets Forum in New York City, October 15-17, 2009.

Last Week to Buy Discounted All-Events Passes
Purchase All-Events Passes at www.poets.org/poetsforum
Ticket Information:
All-Events Pass: $85 before Sept 15 / $110 after
Saturday-Only Tickets: $60
Tickets: Purchase online at poets.org/poetsforum
or by phone, (212) 274-0343, ext.10.
Students Rates: Tickets and information available by phone.

Full Schedule of Events

Poets Forum Reading
Thursday, October 15
7:00 p.m.
One night. One Stage. Be there for an unforgettable evening of readings by Frank Bidart, Rita Dove, Lyn Hejinian, Edward Hirsch, Marilyn Hacker, Sharon Olds, Ron Padgett, Carl Phillips, Robert Pinsky, Kay Ryan, Gerald Stern, Susan Stewart, and Ellen Bryant Voigt.
The Times Center
242 West 41st Street



Poetry Walking Tours
Friday, October 16
10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Take a stroll down the same streets traversed by Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, E. E. Cummings, Langston Hughes, George Oppen, and countless other poets. Walking tours will explore the literary history of Brooklyn, Harlem, the Museum of Modern Art, the West Village, and SoHo. Tour guides include poets Anselm Berrigan, Jordan Davis, Bob Holman, Katy Lederer, Gregory Pardlo, Tom Thompson, and Mónica de la Torre.
Meeting locations throughout New York City.
TOURS ARE RESERVED FOR ALL-EVENTS PASS HOLDERS ONLY



NEW: Poets & Place Talk
Friday, October 16
2:00 p.m.
"Show Me Your Environment, and I Will Tell You Who You Are":
Place, Pathos, and the Problems of Identity
David Baker talks about the relationship between poets and their environment.
Philoctetes Center
247 East 82nd Street
RESERVED FOR ALL-EVENTS PASS HOLDERS ONLY
Co-sponsored by the Philoctetes Center



Poets Awards Ceremony
Friday, October 16
7:00 p.m.
Celebrate contemporary poetry and recipients of the premier collection of awards for poetry in the United States. The night will include readings and presentations by Jean Valentine, Linda Gregg, Harryette Mullen, Jennifer K. Sweeney, James Richardson, Avi Sharon, J. Michael Martinez, and many others. A reception will follow.
Tishman Auditorium
The New School
66 West 12th Street
Co-sponsored by the New School Creative Writing Program



Poets Forum Discussions
Saturday, October 17
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6 Sessions, 45 minutes each
Examine the issues central to contemporary poetry as we present a day of engaging and intimate conversations, featuring Frank Bidart, Rita Dove, Lyn Hejinian, Edward Hirsch, Marilyn Hacker, Harryette Mullen, Sharon Olds, Ron Padgett, Carl Phillips, Robert Pinsky, Kay Ryan, Gerald Stern, Susan Stewart, Jean Valentine, and Ellen Bryant Voigt.
Tishman Auditorium
The New School
66 West 12th Street
Co-sponsored by The New School Creative Writing Program



American Poet Publication Party
Saturday, October 17
7:00 p.m.
Reading and reception for the new fall issue of American Poet, the journal of the Academy of American Poets. Noelle Kocot, Robert Polito, and Brian Teare will read from their work.
Ico Art and Music Gallery
606 West 26th Street (at 11th Avenue)
Co-sponsored by the Ico Gallery

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