Join us for a rare opportunity to experience poetry inspired by Mark di Suvero’s sculpture on Governors Island. The exhibition Mark di Suvero at Governors Island: Presented by Storm King Art Center closes on September 30. For ferry and other transportation details visit www.govisland.com
This event is organized by Poets House and Storm King Art Center, and is made possible by the Maurice English Poetry Award.
Matthew Zapruder reads poems by Meredith Walters, Robert Creeley as well as his own work as part of Love in the Showcase: A Reading Celebrating Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Brett Fletcher Lauer and Aimee Kelley, editors).
Poets Susan Howe and Susan Stewart discuss modernist and postmodernist poetics, with a special emphasis on Wallace Stevens (1879 – 1955), one of the "inventors" of the art in the 20th century. The evening concludes with a reading by both poets.
Poet Ann Lauterbach discusses the work of John Ashbery, a hugely influential poet who has published over twenty books of poetry. His volumes include Some Trees, chosen by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poet Series, and Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award.
What makes a perfect winter day? Using as a starting point her latest book A Perfect Day, which features collages that illuminate the perfect winter day, Carin Berger will help children embark on their own magical journeys through a winter’s day. Afterward, everyone will create striking white silhouette collages on black paper. Carin Berger is also the author and illustrator of Ok Go and Forever Friends.
Take a musical and poetic journey with folk music legend and voice of the civil rights movement Odetta. Poet Samantha Thornhill presents the story of this extraordinary talent, after which children will write their own odes to Odetta. Thornhill teaches poetry at the Juilliard School and is Writer in Residence at the Bronx Academy of Letters