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September 2020

A Reading & Conversation with Aimee Nezhukumatathil & Ross Gay, moderated by Cathy Linh Che & Malcolm Tariq

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

From the organizers: "In celebration of the publication months of Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments and Ross Gay’s Be Holding: A Poem, we’re co-hosting a virtual reading with Cave Canem and Milkweed Editions! Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Ross Gay will read and join Cathy Linh Che of Kundiman and Malcolm Tariq of Cave Canem in conversation. This reading will be held over Zoom at 6:00 PM ET on Wednesday, September 30th. We’ll…

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Garden of Verses: A Celebration of W.S. Merwin’s Poetry and Living Legacy in Support of The Merwin Conservancy

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free

From the organizers:  We're gathering virtually with friends around the world to remember W.S. Merwin on the occasion of his birthday, and to share a vision for stewarding his legacy. Please join us on September 30 at 12:00pm 12:00pm Hawai‘i / 3:00pm Pacific / 6:00pm Eastern. We will invite you inside the Merwins' home, along the trails of the palm forest, and into an extraordinary place that will continue to nurture a vibrant creative life through our collective stewardship. Carrie…

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October 2020

My Name Is My Own: Celebrating June Jordan & Ruth Stone | A Virtual Benefit

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Featuring Jericho Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Rio Cortez, Monica Sok, and Alison C. Rollins, plus editors Jan Heller Levi, Christoph Keller, Bianca Stone, and Michael Wiegers Join Copper Canyon Press and an all-star lineup to celebrate the legacies of two iconic feminist poets, while raising crucial funds to support our spring season of phenomenal books. You’ll be treated to a first look at brand-new and forthcoming anthologies, The Essential Ruth Stone and The Essential June Jordan, and invited to help launch…

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Poets House presents Tyree Daye

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm EDT

Poets House Presents is a series of 10 minute readings that are posted on IGTV, YouTube, and the Poets House Archive on Fridays at noon. On October 2, poet and educator Tyree Daye reads from his forthcoming second collection Cardinal, from Raleigh, NC. Watch on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/user/poetshouse On IGTV here: https://www.instagram.com/poets_house/channel/ Or check the archive for footage after the event: https://poetshouse.org/digital-initiatives/poets-house-presents/

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Fall 2020 Launch Party Livestream: Tyree Daye, Jennifer L. Knox, Alberto Ríos, & Lewis Hyde

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Join Copper Canyon Press for a livestream launch party to celebrate four extraordinary books from our fall 2020 season! Tyree Daye, Jennifer L. Knox, Alberto Ríos, and Lewis Hyde will read from their new collections, followed by a Q&A with viewers. Access is free. We’ll also share the livestream from our Facebook Page, and a link to the event recording will be available here on our website. You'll find links to order our featured poets's new books here. Register at this…

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Tyree Daye’s Cardinal: A Virtual Book Launch with Special Guest Nabila Lovelace

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

From the organizers:  Please join us in a virtual book launch for Tyree Daye’s second collection Cardinal, from Copper Canyon Press, featuring the poet Nabila Lovelace. Tyree Daye’s Cardinal is a generous atlas that serves as a poetic “Green Book”—the travel-cum-survival guide for black motorists negotiating racist America in the mid-twentieth century. Interspersed with images of Daye’s family and upbringing, which have been deliberately blurred, it also serves as an imperfect family album. Cardinal traces the South’s burdened interiors and…

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Writing Into a Crisis: A Virtual Reading and Conversation with John Freeman and Khaled Mattawa

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

NYU presents Writing into a Crisis: a virtual reading, conversation, and Q&A with John Freeman and Khaled Mattawa.  Reading is free and open to the public, though registration is required. Register here: https://nyu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpf-iupjIqE9x9vdkWJds-jhEBhetsmLvz

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Left Bank Books Presents ONLINE: Pandemic Poets – Tess Taylor and Dana Levin, in conversation with “The Common.” Hope, resiliency, and poetry in the time of lockdown.

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Free

From the organizers:  Join Left Bank Books and The Common for a conversation about poetics in the time of pandemic and the ecology of lockdown on October 21 at 7pm CDT/ 5pm PST/ 8pm EST. Acclaimed poets Dana Levin and Tess Taylor will read new work and discuss the importance of place, hope, and resilience in their creative and personal lives in a conversation moderated by editor-in-chief Jennifer Acker. The event will be held on Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page.   …

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November 2020

92Y presents Young Writers Workshop: Poetry with Monica Sok

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

From the organizers: "Online Class for high school students, ages 15-18 Our poems have the power to reflect us. We may look into the mirror to see ourselves in plain sight. But what about windows that invite our own reflections inside another space? The self, looking into a room. The self, staring outside at a whole landscape. The self, catching its reflection inside a car window while turning around the corner. Depending on where you stand, poetry invites the hidden…

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Minnesota State University’s Good Thunder Series presents Leila Chatti

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato — Centennial Student Union, 620 West, S Rd
Mankato, MN 56001
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Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato's Good Thunder Series presents a day with Leila Chatti: Workshop 10:00-11:00am CT Emy Frentz Arts Guild | 523 S 2nd St, Mankato Craft Talk 3:00-4:00pm CT Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union | Minnesota State University, Mankato Books will be available for purchase Reading 7:30-8:30pm CT Room 243/4/5, Centennial Student Union | Minnesota State University, Mankato Real-time captioning will be provided Books will be available for purchase

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