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Poets Forum 2013: October 24 - 26

Academy of American Poets

New York, NY

Poets Forum 2013: October 24 - 26

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Friday Pass
(Get insider tips on how to publish your poetry from the Editor in Chief at Poets & Writers Magazine, hear award-winning poet and advocate Carolyn Forché give this year's Blaney Lecture, and more.)
$40.00 $2.99
Saturday Pass
(Hear some of the most renowned poets of our time discussing issues central to poetry today, such as "Contemporary Practices of Ecopoetics" and "American Poets Abroad.")
$65.00 $4.24
STUDENT All-Events Pass
You will be asked to present a valid student ID card at the door in order to receive your pass. (Complimentary lunch will be provided for All-Events passholders on Saturday.)
$80.00 $4.99
STUDENT Friday Pass
You will be asked to present a valid student ID card at the door in order to receive your pass.
$20.00 $1.99
STUDENT Saturday Pass
You will be asked to present a valid student ID card at the door in order to receive your pass.
$55.00 $3.74

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The Academy of American Poets invites you to join us in New York City for a three-day series of events exploring the ever-changing landscape of contemporary poetry in America. The Poets Forum features in-depth discussions with an array of distinguished poets, readings, lectures, receptions and a selection of poet-led literary walking tours.


Please noteAll-Events Passes provide access to all Poets Forum events. Friday and Saturday Passes apply only to events on specified days. Passes are will-call only and may be picked up at all Poets Forum events. Tickets will not be mailed. E-Tickets and other print-outs will not be valid.


Tickets for Thursday's Chancellors Reading only will be available for purchase through New York University's Skirball Center.


ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS MEMBERSReceive10% off all tickets with your membership code.


STUDENT RATES: Thursday Chancellors' Reading: $5; Friday Pass: $20; Saturday Pass: $55; All-Events Pass: $80. 


Questions? Call (212) 274-0343  



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24


Chancellors Reading, 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an unforgettable evening as the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets come together on one stage to read their poetry. The event features Victor Hernández Cruz, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Marilyn Hacker, Juan Felipe Herrera, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Marilyn Nelson, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ron Padgett, Claudia Rankine, Arthur Sze, Anne Waldman, and C.D. Wright. 

The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University, 566 LaGuardia Place

 

To purchase individual tickets to the Chancellors Reading, please visit the NYU Skirball Box Office online: http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/poetsforum2013

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

 

Publishing 101 for Poets, 10:00 a.m.

Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers Magazine, provides best practices for submitting poems to literary magazines and presses, and answers questions about how to navigate the publishing process.

Theresa Lang Center, The New School, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor

 

Poetry Walking Tours, 10:30 a.m.

Poets Tina Chang, Jordan Davis, Stacy Szymaszek, and Matthew Thorburn will lead walking tours exploring the literary history of Brooklyn, the West Village, SoHo, and downtown Manhattan. 

All-Events Passholders only.

All-Events Passholders will be contacted about walking tour details in early fall.


Discussions on Contemporary Poetry, 12:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Two panels of poets discuss the use of organizing principles and themes to investigate varied subjects, and examine the creative impulse that brings them to poetry over any other art form.

Poetic Explorations
Lee Ann Brown, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Kevin Varrone

The Poetic Impulse
Ken Chen, Lia Purpura, and Dara Wier

Theresa Lang Center, The New School, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor

 

The Blaney Lecture: Carolyn Forché, 3:30 p.m.

Award-winning poet, editor, translator, and human rights advocate Carolyn Forché presents this year’s Blaney lecture, Not Persuasion But Transport: The Poetry of Witness. This annual lecture series was created in memory of former Academy of American Poets Board member Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney by a gift from her estate. 

Theresa Lang Center, The New School, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor

 

Poets Awards Ceremony, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the recipients of this year’s Academy of American Poets Prizes with readings by Carolyn Forché, Sylvain Gallais, Cynthia Hogue, Chris Hosea, Philip Levine, Patricia Smith, John Taylor, and Jillian Weise. A reception will follow.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Tishman Auditorium, The New School, 66 West 12th Street

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26


Chancellors Discussions

Through a series of intimate talks, some of the most renowned poets of our time examine issues central to poetry today.

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The Art of Teaching Poetry

10:00 – 10:50 AM

Juan Felipe Herrera, and Naomi Shihab Nye


Reading and Writing Long Poems

11:00 – 11:50 AM

Toi Derricotte, Ron Padgett, and Anne Waldman


Lunch Break 11:50 – 12:50 PM

Complimentary lunch will be provided for All-Events passholders only. Please present your All-Events pass at Lang Café, 65 West 11th Street, ground floor.


Contemporary Practices of Ecopoetics

1:00 – 1:50 PM

Jane Hirshfield, Arthur Sze, and C.D. Wright


Form: Inspiration and Experimentation

2:00 – 2:50 PM

Marilyn Hacker, Marilyn Nelson, and Claudia Rankine


American Poets Abroad 

3:00 – 3:50 PM 

Victor Hernández Cruz, Marilyn Hacker, Edward Hirsch, and Arthur Sze

Tishman Auditorium, The New School, 66 West 12th Street


American Poet Publication Party, 7:00 p.m.

Help us close this year's Poets Forum with a reading and reception for the new fall/winter issue of American Poet, the Academy's biannual journal. Mary Jo Bang, Roger Reeves, and Mark Wunderlich will read their work. Refreshments and complimentary copies of the journal will be available. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Wollman Hall, The New School, 65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor

 

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Poets Forum is cosponsored by The New School Creative Writing Program and The New York University Creative Writing Program. Our media sponsor is The Paris Review. The program is also made possible, in part, by support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

Learn more about the Poets Forum, including information about this year's participating poets, by visiting www.poets.org/poetsforum.

 

 

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