Poets Forum 2014: October 16 - 18

Academy of American Poets

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

Poets Forum 2014: October 16 - 18

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
DISCOUNTED EARLY BIRD ALL-EVENTS PASS
(A 20% SAVINGS) INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE VIP RECEPTION AND LUNCH ON SATURDAY.
Oct 15, 2014 $108.00 $6.39
FRIDAY ONLY PASS Oct 15, 2014 $40.00 $2.99
SATURDAY ONLY PASS
DOES NOT INCLUDE LUNCH ON SATURDAY.
Oct 15, 2014 $45.00 $3.24
STUDENT FRIDAY ONLY PASS
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PRESENT A VALID STUDENT ID CARD AT THE DOOR IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR PASS.
Oct 15, 2014 $20.00 $1.99
STUDENT SATURDAY ONLY PASS
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PRESENT A VALID STUDENT ID CARD AT THE DOOR IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR PASS. (DOES NOT INCLUDE LUNCH ON SATURDAY)
Oct 15, 2014 $20.00 $1.99
POETS EMERGENCY FUND
PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS THE POETS EMERGENCY FUND FOR POETS IN NEED. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: http://www.poets.org/academy-american-poets/programs/poets-emergency-fund. (THIS IS NOT AN ADMISSION TICKET)
Oct 15, 2014 Enter donation ($)

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Event Details

Join us for a weekend full of inspiring readings and provocative discussions by some of our country’s leading poets. Our eighth annual Poets Forum, held from October 16 to 18 in New York City, is a once-a-year opportunity to explore contemporary poetry and fuel your reading and writing life.

Please note: All-Events Passes provide access to all Poets Forum events. Friday and Saturday Only 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 beginning August 1st. 

ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS MEMBERS: Receive 10% off all tickets with your membership code.

Questions? Call (212) 274-0343



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
 

POETRY UNITES FILM SCREENING

We’re happy to copresent a reception and special screening of Poetry Unites, a series of short films celebrating New Yorkers’ passion for their favorite poems. The films feature the four winners of the New York State Poetry Unites contest, which was inspired by Robert Pinsky’s Favorite Poem project and was a collaboration between the Academy of American Poets, filmmaker Ewa Zadrzynska, New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe, and philanthropist Corinne Evens.

This event is free and open to the public.

Location and time to be determined.
 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16
 

ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS 80TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Academy of American Poets at this special VIP reception with some of the award-winning poets who serve on our Board of Chancellors. Refreshments will be served.

*All-Events Pass Holders Only

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

THE CHANCELLORS READING, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 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 Toi Derricotte, Marilyn Hacker, Juan Felipe Herrera, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Khaled Mattawa, Naomi Shihab Nye, Claudia Rankine, Alberto Ríos, 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. Tickets will go on sale August 1st. 

Photo credit: Yoon Kim

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON CONTEMPORARY POETRY
 

From Publishing to Promotion,  9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
An exploration of the publishing process, from submitting your poems to marketing your work, with Kelly Forsythe (Copper Canyon Press), Jaclyn Lovell (LIT Magazine), and Ryan Murphy (Four Way Books). Moderated by editor in chief of Poets & Writers Magazine, Kevin Larimer.
 

Poetic Beginnings, 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Poets discuss how, when, and where their poems begin and how to spark the inspiration needed to write.

Rigoberto González, Idra Novey, and Victoria Redel
 

Lunch Break, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Poetic Lineage, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Poets discuss the poets who have inspired them and why, with close readings of their favorite poems.

Timothy Liu and Rachel Zucker
 

Endangered Languages and Texts, 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
“Of the 6,500 languages spoken in the world today, only half will make it to the next century,” says poet Bob Holman. Poets, including Holman, examine the state of endangered languages and poetic texts. 

Bob Holman and Ammiel Alcalay 

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

THE BLANEY LECTURERichard Blanco, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

2013 inaugural poet of the United States Richard Blanco presents this year’s Blaney lecture. 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

AMERICAN POETS PRIZES CEREMONY & RECEPTION, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Celebrate this year’s recipients of the American Poets Prizes, given by the Academy of American Poets. A public reception with the poets and presenters will follow the ceremony. Lineup to be determined.

This event is free and open to the public.

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

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
 

CHANCELLORS DISCUSSIONS, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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

Ekphrastic Poetry
Defined as “the rhetorical description of a work of art,” ekphrasis is an enduring poetic form. Academy Chancellors discuss how other art forms inspire their writing process.

Mark Doty and Edward Hirsch
 

A Recent Discovery
Academy Chancellors introduce and discuss an exceptional poem or poet that they have each recently encountered.

Jane Hirshfield, Alberto Ríos, and Arthur Sze
 

Poets Writing Prose
Academy Chancellors who write both poetry and prose discuss the qualities of each genre, and how a piece of writing takes its form.

Toi Derricotte, Edward Hirsch, and Claudia Rankine
 

Translation
Poets and leading translators who serve on the Academy’s Board of Chancellors discuss the challenges and importance of poetry in translation.

Marilyn Hacker, Khaled Mattawa, and Arthur Sze
 

The Art of Revision
The adage “writing is rewriting” applies to poems too. Academy Chancellors discuss their own approaches to revision.

Juan Felipe Herrera, Naomi Shihab Nye, and C. D. Wright

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

ALL-EVENTS PASSHOLDER LUNCH, 11:50 p.m.–12:50 p.m.

Complimentary lunch will be provided for All-Events Pass holders only. Please present your lunch ticket at Lang Café.

Lang Café, The New School, 65 West 11th Street, Ground Floor
 

AMERICAN POETS MAGAZINE PUBLICATION PARTY, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Help us close this year's Poets Forum with a reading and reception for the new fall/winter issue of American Poets, the Academy's biannual magazine. Refreshments and complimentary copies of the magazine will be available. Lineup to be determined. 

This event is free and open to the public.

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



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.  

Have questions about Poets Forum 2014: October 16 - 18? Contact Academy of American Poets

When & Where



The New School
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM - Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:00 PM (EDT)


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