The Creative Writing Program will celebrate the life and work of poet Galway Kinnell with a memorial reading of his works on Tues., May 12, 7:30 p.m. at Cooper Union’s Great Hall.

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The New York University Creative Writing Program will celebrate the life and work of poet Galway Kinnell, above, with a memorial reading of his works on Tues., May 12, 7:30 p.m. at Cooper Union’s Great Hall (7 East 7th Street). (c) Bobbie Bristol

The New York University Creative Writing Program will celebrate the life and work of poet Galway Kinnell with a memorial reading of his works on Tues., May 12, 7:30 p.m. at Cooper Union’s Great Hall (7 East 7th Street).

The evening will include Toi Derricote, Mark Doty, Jonathan Safran Foer, Robert Hass, Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mirah Kozodoy, Sharon Olds, Myra Shapiro, Gerald Stern, and C. K. Williams.

Kinnell (1927-2014) won both the Pulitzer Prize and a share of the National Book Award for his “Selected Poems” in 1983. He co-founded, with Olds, the NYU Creative Writing Program in 1981, serving as its director from 1981 to 1984. From 1991 to 2005, Kinnell was Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Creative Writing at NYU.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 212.998.8816. Subways: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street).

The event is co-sponsored with the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Foundation, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Poetry Society of America, Poets House, and the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y.

Editor’s Note:
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.
 

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