New York University will host the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets reading on Thurs., October 18, 7 p.m. at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, at Washington Square).
The event, presented by the Academy of American Poets and co-sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program and NYU Skirball Center, will include 15 of the most acclaimed poets of our day and will mark the start of the 6th annual Poets Forum, a three-day foray into the world of contemporary poetry for those who create, and those who appreciate, the living art.
Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets include the following award-winning poets: Victor Hernández Cruz, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Marilyn Hacker, Lyn Hejinian, Juan Felipe Herrera, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Ron Padgett, Carl Phillips, Marie Ponsot, Arthur Sze, and Anne Waldman.
General admission: $10; NYU students, faculty, staff, and alumni: $5. Tickets available by clicking here or by calling 866.811.4111. All full-time students, $5 with a valid ID, at box office only. Admission included in the Poets Forum All-Events Pass, available at www.poets.org/poetsforum. For more information, call 212.998.8816 or visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.
Subways: 1 (Christopher Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street); R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
Poets Forum is a three-day series of events hosted by the Academy of American Poets that explores the ever-changing landscape of contemporary poetry in America. The Forum features in-depth discussions with an array of distinguished poets, readings, lectures, publication parties, and a selection of poet-led literary walking tours throughout Manhattan. Audio clips, video clips, and photographs from previous Poets Forums are available upon request. For more information about the annual Poets Forum, please visit www.poets.org/poetsforum.
The Academy of American Poets is a nonprofit organization founded in 1934 to foster appreciation for contemporary poetry and to support American poets. For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; Poets.org, the most popular site about poetry on the web; the Poetry Audio Archive; American Poet, a biannual literary journal; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events. Since 1934, the Academy has awarded more money to poets than any other organization. For more information about the Academy of American Poets, visit www.poets.org.
The NYU Creative Writing Program, among the most distinguished programs in the country, is a leading national center for the study of writing and literature. The undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with an opportunity to develop their craft while working closely with some of the finest poets and novelists writing today. The Creative Writing Program occupies a townhouse on West 10th Street in the same Greenwich Village neighborhood where so many writers have lived and worked. The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House allows writers--established and emerging--to share their work in an inspiring setting. For more, visit www.cwp.fas.nyu.edu.
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by executive producer Jay Oliva (President Emeritus, NYU) and senior director Michael Harrington, the programs of NYU Skirball reflect NYU's mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. A vital aspect of the Center's mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance. For more information, please visit www.nyuskirball.org.