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February

The New Salon (NY): Forrest Gander and Alice Quinn

The New Salon series brings writers into an intimate setting to discuss the implications of their work and craft. Forrest Gander is the author of numerous books of poetry, …

March

Jean Frémon & Cole Swensen at Riffraff

Jean Frémon, author of Now, Now, Louison, with Cole Swensen, translator The extraordinary artist, the spider woman, the intellectual, the rebel, the sly enchantress, and the “good …

Now, Now, Louison: With Jean Fremon & Cole Swenson

‘This is the portrait, from memory, of a woman who devoted her life to her art, a life that was also the life of the century.’ Jean Frémon will discuss Now, Now, Louison, an …

Hopscotch Translation Series: Jean Frémon & Cole Swensen on *Now, Now Louison*

Please join us for the 6th installment of our HOPSCOTCH TRANSLATION SERIES featuring JEAN FRÉMON who will discuss his book NOW, NOW, LOUISON with COLE SWENSEN—who translated it! …

Bernadette Mayer and more celebrate A Year From Today at The Poetry Project

Join us to celebrate the completion of Stacy Szymaszek‘s verse journal trilogy, begun in 2015 with hart island (Nightboat), continuing through Journal of Ugly Sites and Other …

Epic Voices: Bernadette Mayer & Midwinter Day with Stacy Szymaszek

Beloved New York School poet Bernadette Mayer presents a craft talk on Midwinter Day, a book-length poem charting a single, expansive day, in addition to her other conceptual …

Readings by Don Mee Choi & Stefania Heim

Seattle poet and translator Don Mee Choi tonight reads from her newly published translation of noted Korean poet Kim Hyesoon’s work, Autobiography of Death (New Directions) being …

A Vocation to Write: Tessa Hadley and Rachel Cusk celebrate the work of Natalia Ginzburg

Natalia Ginzburg was born in 1916 to a Jewish father and Catholic mother and grew up surrounded by radicals and free thinkers who at the outbreak of war became passionate defenders …

Ugly Duckling Presse Benefit: The First 25 Years

A benefit party for UDP, honoring the work of Burning Deck Press and Rosmarie & Keith Waldrop. **music & performances by **Damon & Naomi, Erica Hunt and Marty Ehrlich, …

April

Ana Luísa Amaral at Georgetown University

Ana Luísa Amaral will read from her newest collection of poems, What’s in a Name.

Ana Luísa Amaral at the Library of Congress

Ana Luísa Amaral will read from her latest collection of poems, What’s in a Name.

Ana Luísa Amaral and Margaret Jull Costa at Brookline Booksmith

Ana Luísa Amara in conversation with her translator Margaret Jull Costa. This event is part of Brookline Booksmith’s Transnational Literature Series.

May

ARTISTS OF THE AIR - PEN WORLD VOICES FESTIVAL

In 1974, Philippe Petit danced in the sky, effortlessly traversing the air between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center via high wire and electrifying audiences around the …

Norma Jean Baker of Troy: Renée Fleming and Ben Whishaw star in a dramatic work by Anne Carson

A World Premiere Shed Commission: Norma Jeane Baker of Troy is a partly spoken, partly sung performance piece by poet, essayist, and scholar Anne Carson (Eros the Bittersweet: An …