Phoebe Giannisi ("Cicada") at the PEN World Voices Festival

May, 13 2022 | 9:00 PM

Phoebe Giannisi ("Cicada") at the PEN World Voices Festival

NYU Skirball Center (and Zoom)

PEN World Verses: An Evening of International Poetry

Join poets from across the world for a momentous and far-reaching evening of poetry, from the debut work of Maori poet Tayi Tibble, who announces herself in Poukahangatus as a major new voice, to the exquisite lyricism of Paul Tran (All the Flowers Kneeling). They are joined by Greek poet Phoebe Giannisi (Cicada), novelist and poet Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, The Age of Phillis), Japanese musician/novelist/poet Mieko Kawakami (Breasts and Eggs), St. Lucia-born Ontario writer and editor Canisia Lubrin (The Dyzgraphxst), and Colombian poet and novelist Alejandro Zambra (Chilean Poet, Bahía Inútil), for an unforgettable night of readings and reflections on the gift of poetry. This special evening will be hosted by award-winning poet and facilitator Jon Sands (It’s Not Magic).

Date: Friday, May 13th

Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: NYU Skirball Center, or Zoom