Karen Swenson and Marie Ponsot will read from their works at New York University’s Fales Collection, located on the 3rd floor of the NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, on Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; for further information the public may call (212) 998-2596.
Swenson is the author of several books, including An Attic of Ideals, East-West, A Sense of Direction and The Landlady in Bangkok, which won the National Poetry Series. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times, and her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Paris Review, American Poetry Review, and numerous other periodicals. Her frequent travels in Southeast Asia have been the subject of articles for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Leader.
Marie Ponsot won the National Book Critics Circle Award for her most recent collection, The Bird Catcher (Knopf, 1998). Her other collections of poetry include The Green Dark, Admit Impediment, and True Minds. Among her honors are a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award, and the Shaughnessy Medal of the Modern Language Association.