Community Events


Tuesday, October 21, 4:30PM

Kevin Young

American Book Award-winning poet Young (Book of Hours) gives the Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes Lecture at Princeton, entitled "How to Write a Hoax Poem." 

Wednesday, October 22, 7:00PM

Timothy Donnelly on John Donne

Fordham University's Poets Out Loud series presents "Donne and Contemporary Poetry," featuring Columbia University professor Donnelly (The Cloud Corporation) reading alongside musical settings of Donne...

Thursday, October 23, 7:15PM

Robin Coste Lewis and Claudia Rankine in Conversation with Maggie Nelson

Lewis (Voyage of the Sable Venus) and Rankine (Citizen) read from their new books and talk with CalArts professor and poet Nelson about poetry's potential as a tool for rethinking race in the U.S.

Friday, October 24, 7:30PM

Alice Notley

A public reading by Notley (Manhattan Luck) kicks off a weekend-long symposium dedicated to her work, which will feature keynote speaker Eileen Myles and many others.

Saturday, October 25, 6:00PM

Vinciane Despret, Abdellatif Laâbi and Cecilia Vicuña

Belgian philosopher Despret, Moroccan poet Laâbi and Chilean poet Vicuña read for "Voices of Urgency," a series of discussions on poetry and science.

Sunday, October 26, 7:00PM

Michelle Dove, Amy Lawless, Joanna Ruocco and Mathias Svalina

Dove, Lawless and Ruocco join Svalina to help celebrate the release of his new poetry collection, Wastoid, just out from Big Lucks, which also hosts this series.

Monday, October 27, 8:00PM

Mark Johnson and Claire Wilcox

Johnson (Dream of a Like Place), who owns the book and record shop Hiding Place in Philadelphia, reads with SUS pressmate Wilcox (Change, Changes & .01 and Change) at the Poetry Project.

Tuesday, October 28, 6:30PM

Elizabeth Arnold and Ali Cobby Eckermann

Poet and University of Maryland professor Arnold (Life) reads with Australian poet and verse novelist Eckermann (Love Dreaming).

Wednesday, October 29, 7:30PM

Edwin Torres

New York poet Torres (Ameriscopia), who got his start at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and has since performed on MTV and at the Guggenheim Museum, reads and performs for the Danny's Reading Series.

Thursday, October 30, 7:00PM

Thomas Sayers Ellis

Ellis (Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems) gives a lecture entitled "We, the People, Percussively Agree: Where the Pocket Beats and Breaks Between Go-Go and Hip Hop," which discusses the Go-Go lead talker's...

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