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Wed11Feb20154:30 pmBerlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center
Award-winning poet Evie Shockley and bestselling author Meg Wolitzer will read from their work on Wednesday, February 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center. The event, part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series, is free and open to the public. Official Site
Sun22Feb20152:00-3:30 p.m.The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
In the 1920s, Albert Barnes built an important collection of African art and used it to promote a progressive platform of educational and social reform with the notion that these objects would inspire contemporary black artists and writers. Poets Sonia Sanchez, former Laura Carnell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Temple University and Philadelphia’s first poet laureate, and Ja Jahannes, author of TruthFeasting and editor of Black Gold: An Anthology of Black Poetry, read from their work and discuss their inspiration in African art. Evie Shockley, associate professor of English at Rutgers University, will moderate.$15; members $12For tickets and more information, click here.
Mon23Feb20153:00-8:30 p.m.Barnard Hall, James Room, 3009 Broadway, NYC
Thursday, Feb 26
New York, NY
JOHN BERRYMAN AT 100:
A CELEBRATION AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Join us for a celebration of John Berryman, in honor of the poet's centenary, marked by FSG last year with the publication of four volumes of Berryman's work, each with a new introduction:
The Heart Is Strange: New Selected Poems, edited and with an introduction by Daniel Swift
The Dream Songs, edited by Daniel Swift with a new introduction by Michael Hofmann
Berryman's Sonnets, edited by Daniel Swift with a new introduction by April Bernard
77 Dream Songs, edited by Daniel Swift with a new introduction by Henri Cole
Fourteen distinguished contemporaries will commemorate the poet's life and work, in three afternoon panels, and each will read a favorite poem in that evening's reading, including April Bernard, Henri Cole, Cornelius Eady, Rachel Hadas, Saskia Hamilton, Cathy Park Hong, A. Van Jordan, Robin Coste Lewis, Edward Mendelson, Patrick Rosal, Evie Shockley, Daniel Swift, Kevin Young, Rachel Zucker.
Schedule of Events
3pm-3:50pm - Cornelius Eady, Rachel Hadas, Daniel Swift moderated by A. Van Jordan
4pm-4:50pm - April Bernard, Henri Cole, A. Van Jordan
moderated by Robin Coste Lewis
5pm-5:50pm - Cathy Park Hong, Robin Coste Lewis, Kevin Young
moderated by Rachel Zucker
6pm-7pm - Public Reception
7pm-8:15 - Reading
All events are free and open to the public, including the reception.
Co-sponsored by Barnard Forum on Poetry and Poetics; FSG; Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University; Poets House; and Writing Program, School of the Arts, Columbia University.
Fri27Mar20157:00 pmThe New Foundation Seattle
The New Foundation Seattle presents Ecopoetics: An Evening of Poetry, with readings by Rob Halpern, Angela Hume, Gillian Osborne, Joan Retallack, Evie Shockley, and Jonathan Skinner.
Thu28May20152:00-4:00 p.m.Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, Haines 135
Fri12Jun20156:30-8:00 p.m.28 W. 27th St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY
Sharon Dolin with Evie Shockley;
Christopher Stackhouse with Peter Covino
In celebration of the Center’s 40th Anniversary, we have invited past curators of the Broadside Reading Series to collaborate and create new pieces which they will read along with their individual works. This innovative series is curated by Sharon Dolin.
Fri19Jun20157:00 pmSetzer Auditorium, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA
On Friday, June 19, 2015 acclaimed poets Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, J. Michael Martinez, Sharon Olds, and Evie Shockley will read from their poetry in the Setzer Auditorium at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento.
This gathering of the tribe—all staff poets from this year's Community of Writers’ Summer Poetry Workshop in Squaw Valley—will raise money for the Poetry Program’s financial aid and scholarships. Books by the poets will be available for purchase and signing.
Tickets are $20 advance/$25 at the door for general admission and $12 advance/$15 at the door for students (with current student ID). Group discounts are available. The Crocker Art Museum will NOT be selling tickets. Please do not contact them regarding ticket sales.
To purchase tickets and for more info, click here.
Sat20Jun2015Sat27Jun2015Community of Writers, Squaw Valley, CA
The Poetry Program is founded on the belief that when poets gather in a community to write new poems, each poet may well break through old habits and write something stronger and truer than before. To help this happen we work together to create an atmosphere in which everyone might feel free to try anything. Official Site
Black Poetry after the Black Arts Movement is a fifteen-month program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that responds to the resurgence of interest in contemporary poetry, its expanded production and wide circulation. Black Poetry continues the work that was undertaken by Don’t Deny My Voice: Reading and Teaching African American Poetry during 2013-14 by giving more focused attention to a reassessment of African American poetry during the last fifty years, from 1960 to the present. Official Site