Come hear the “rich and unapologetic work (Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz)” of Mahogany L. Browne’s new collection, Redbone (Willow Books, 2015). A Nuyorican Poets Café host and Cave Canem fellow, she is the editor of His Rib: Stories, Poems & Essays by HER and the author of two previous books of poems. Reception and book signing follow. Free and open to the public.
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at one of New York City’s most diverse and creative urban centers with readings by faculty member Willie Perdomo and fellows Elizabeth Acevedo and Rio Cortez. Perdomo is the author of three collections of poetry, including The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon, praised by Chris Abani as a book that “allows all of us to re-imagine the best and worst moments of our own lives.” A National Poetry Slam Champion, Acevedo’s poem “La Ciguapa” won Lock Horn Press’s 2015 Publication Prize. A recipient of Poets & Writers’ Amy Award, Cortez’s work appears in the anthology Chorus: A Literary Mixtape and elsewhere. Free and open to the public.
Arrive early to view Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World, the first U.S. exhibition to present the artistís work within both its New and Old World contexts.
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor
200 Eastern Parkway
October 15, 7 pm
2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize Reading: Jonathan Moody
Introduction and Reading by Frank X Walker, Competition Judge
Join us for a reading by Jonathan Moody, author of Olympic Butter Gold, selected by Frank X Walker and Parneshia Jones for the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. Of Moody, Jones writes, “Give him a story…or a reason to tell the truth and stand back for an explosion of diction so close to the smooth bone that rereading the page is highly recommended.”
New York University
Lillian Vernon House
58 W. 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
Celebrate the life and work of Ai (1947-2010), called “all woman—all human” by Anne Sexton. The author of seven collections of poetry, including Vice: New and Selected Poems (W. W. Norton & Company, 1999), winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry, Ai was known for stark dramatic monologues delivered by re-imagined historical figures. Her always compelling, sometimes controversial oeuvre earned her an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, the Lamont Poetry Award and a Guggenheim fellowship. Featuring Eisa Davis, Timothy Donnelly, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Joy Harjo, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Sapphire, Patricia Smith, and Susan Wheeler. This event is co-sponsored by the Academy of American Poets; The Graduate Center, CUNY; the NYU Creative Writing Program; the Poetry Society of America; and Poets House. Free and open to the public.
The Graduate Center
365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016