|Venue:||St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery|
|Address:||131 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003
With Sam Ace, Jen Benka, Charles Bernstein, Stephen Boyer, Alex Chee, r. erica doyle, Megan Fernandez, Adam Fitzgerald, Mira Gonzalez, Emily Gould, Patricia Spears Jones, erica kaufman, Porochista Khapour, Ben Lerner, Elinor Nauen, Trace Peterson, Ariana Reines, Jill Soloway, Stacy Szymaszek, Anne Waldman, Joe Westmoreland, and Simone White.
Eileen Myles was born in Boston in 1949 and moved to New York in 1974. She is the author of nineteen books, including I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014, Chelsea Girls, Snowflake/different streets, and Inferno: A Poet’s Novel. Myles is a Guggenheim fellow and received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Art in 2014.
This event will be held in the Sanctuary of St. Mark’s Church.
|Venue:||9/11 Memorial Museum|
|Address:||200 Liberty St
New York, NY 10006
Poetry has always been central to Arabic cultural expression. Today it encompasses the whirlwind of events sweeping across the Middle East, serving to mourn tragedy, and to articulate political fantasies. Robyn Creswell, coauthor of the New Yorker article “Why Jihadists Write Poetry,” and Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail, who fled her country after being put on Sadaam Hussein’s enemies list, discuss poetry as a way to understand contemporary Arab society.
|Venue:||Bowery Poetry Club|
New York, NY 10012
Rowan Ricardo Phillips, whose newest collection, Heaven, has been nominated for a 2015 National Book Award, leads a workshop at the Bower Poetry Club for writers who wish to study how imagination and sound work together to enhance the subject of their poems.
|Address:||163 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Please join us as we celebrate our first anthology of new writing in more than fifty years. The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from the Paris Review features thirty-one stories, poems, and essays by a new generation of writers. It’s a master class, across genres, in what is best and most alive in American literature today.
Paris Review editor Lorin Stein talks with contributors Emma Cline, Kristin Dombek, and Cathy Park Hong.
|Address:||Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
New York, New York 10128
In this latest installment, poet Nathaniel Mackey—winner of this year's Bollingen Prize—will read from his work and sit for a conversation with Cathy Park Hong. "His poetry ambitiously continues an American bardic line that unfolds from Leaves of Grass to Pound’s Cantos to H.D.’s Trilogy to Olson’s The Maximus Poems, winds through the whole of Robert Duncan’s work and extends beyond all of these,” wrote Don Share. “Mackey’s own rare combinations create an astonishing and resounding effect: his words go where music goes.