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Prairie Lights presents Ada Limón in conversation with Jennifer L Knox: Writers @ Grinnell

From the organizers: Live from Prairie Lights, a reading and conversation between Ada Limón and Jennifer L. Knox.  Register here.

Twenty Summers presents Jaswinder Bolina & Victoria Chang in Conversation

From the organizers:  Poets Jaswinder Bolina and Victoria Chang will talk about their latest books — Jaswinder’s first essay collection Of Color (McSweeney’s, 2020) and Victoria’s latest collection Obit (Copper Canyon Press, 2020) recently nominated for New Yorker’s National Book Award — as well as, perhaps, the state of the world during Twenty Summers’ first […]

To Marvin: A Celebration of Marvin Bell in Poems

Please join us for a reading and celebration of Marvin Bell’s poetry by his friends, colleagues, and former students, including John Irving, Tess Gallagher, Heather McHugh, David St. John, Naomi Shihab Nye, Kwame Dawes, Ellen Bass, Juan Felipe Herrera, Stephen Kuusisto, Dorianne Laux, Lia Purpura, Eric Pankey, and many more. Nathan Bell will sing, and […]

Poets & Writers present Unique and Unified: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the NOMMO Literary Society with Jericho Brown

From the organizers:  Founded in 1995, the NOMMO Literary Society was a writing workshop specifically for Black writers in New Orleans. Although Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in 2005 led to the workshop’s formal disbandment, its legacy and impact is felt to this day. Join us for a panel with former NOMMO Literary Society workshop participants as […]

Poetry@Tech presents Atlanta Poetry Festival & Translation Summit

From the organizers: featuring Jericho Brown, Linda Gregerson, Brenda Shaughnessy, Sandra Meek, Ilya Kaminsky, Mario Chard & a group of distinguished special guest poets from Germany This event is made possible in co-operation with Poetry@Tech, Terminus Magazine, Emory University, Westminster School, Berry College, and the Haus für Poesie Berlin. The event will be broadcast virtually over BlueJeans. As always, the reading […]

The Wisconsin Book Festival presents Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod & Descent

From the organizers:  Presented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Program in Creative Writing, this edition of Wisconsin Wednesdays features UW Alumnae Traci Brimhall and Lauren Russell for their new poetry collections, Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod, and Descent. Register here. 

The Adroit Journal presents Issue 35 Release Reading

From the organizers: The editors of The Adroit Journal are thrilled to welcome you to a reading celebrating the release of our thirty-fifth issue. Readers include issue contributors Traci Brimhall, Kyle Dargan, Randall Mann, Jenny Molberg, Elle Nash, Alison C. Rollins, Darius Simpson, and Jenny Tseng. The reading will be hosted on Zoom by Heidi […]

Washington University in St. Louis presents Reading with Mark Bibbins

From the organizers: Visiting Hurst Professor Mark Bibbins is the author of four books of poetry: 13th Balloon; They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full; The Dance of No Hard Feelings; and Sky Lounge, winner of a Lambda Literary Award. The recipient of a New York Foundation for the […]

The Dodge Poetry Program presents the Dodge Poetry Festival 2020

From the organizers:  Come experience a deep, personal connection to poetry. Join the online festival to engage with beloved and distinguished poets and take part in community conversations no matter where you are (with Ellen Bass and other Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.) ‍ Live Streaming Passes to the Festival are free. Captioning […]

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.

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 […]

Chessy Normile and Marie Howe present a Reading and Celebration for GREAT EXODUS, GREAT WALL, GREAT PARTY

Join Chessy Normile and Marie Howe as they celebrate the publication of Normile’s “Great Exodus, Great Wall, Great Party,” winner of the 2020 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize selected by Li Young Lee.  Tune in October 20th at 7 p.m. ET here.

Colorado College presents Alison C. Rollins

From the organizers: Join us for an evening with Alison Rollins, author of “Library of Small Catastrophes” a nominee for the 2020 Hurston Wright Legacy Award.  A Cave Canem and Callaloo fellow and a 2016 recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship, Rollins’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, […]

Hosfelt Gallery presents Lewis Hyde and Max Gimblett

Join the Hosfelt Gallery for a presentation by Lewis Hyde and Max Gimblett about their new collaborative work “The Disappearing Ox.”   Register here. 

AAPI FORCE EF presents a Night of Cultural Resistance, feat. Monica Sok

From the organizers:  AAPIs are rising up in resistance! Join AAPI FORCE EF for a night of dynamic performances and artist conversations on civic engagement at our Night of Cultural Resistance. We’re inviting some outstanding community members to share why and how their creative practices advocate for a more equitable future. As we get closer […]

New York University’s Creative Writing Program presents Writing Into a Crisis: A Virtual Reading and Conversation with John Freeman and Khaled Mattawa

From the organizers: 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. Please register here to receive Zoom link.

UNC Chapel Hill presents Tyree Daye’s Cardinal: A Virtual Book Launch with Special Guest Nabila Lovelace

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 […]

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

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.

The Manchester Literature Festival presents Jericho Brown, Rachel Long, Raymond Antrobus & Safiya Sinclair

From the organizers:  MLF and Picador present four stunning, innovative poets whose work speaks to the times we are living in. Jericho Brown’s Pulitzer Prize winning collection The Tradition considers the normalisation of evil and explores masculinity, fatherhood and freedom. It also introduces the duplex, a new poetic form. Rachel Long’s superb debut My Darling from the […]

Brooklyn Public Library Presents Indigenous Peoples Day Poetry Celebration with Sherwin Bitsui

From the organizers:  Join award-winning authors Sherwin Bitsui, Joan Naviyuk Kane, and Tommy Pico for a poetry reading of new poems. Of Sherwin Bitsui’s poetry, Library Journal writes, “Bitsui’s poetry returns things to their basic elements and voice in a flowing language rife with illuminating images,” and went on to call his work “serious and innovative.”  “Through a […]

USF Humanities Institute Presents A Poetry Reading with Pulitzer Prize Winner, Jericho Brown

From the organizers: This year’s winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Jericho Brown, will read from “The Tradition” and take questions from the audience. “The Tradition” details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. His poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their […]