Argentine poet Maria Negroni will speak on the writing of Argentine poet Susana Thénon (1935-1991), whose work combines linguistic innovation with “a corrosive and constant political agenda” (Negroni).
This comprehensive weekend-long seminar prepares participants to bring this highly successful program model to their own libraries where, as one past participant put it, “it will cause poetry to take wing and drop feathers for years to come.”
The 2005 Institute will cover nuts-and-bolts information about producing vibrant poetry programs, building enriched collections and engaging enthusiastic audiences through effective community outreach. Participants will gain experience listening to, discussing, and even writing poetry. No one will leave uninspired!
Join poets Billy Collins, Toi Derricotte, Galway Kinnell and Philip Levine in our 11th annual salute to poetry inspired by New York City. This movable feast of poetry readings begins near City Hall, continues under the arches of the Brooklyn Bridge, and winds up at Brooklyn’s historic Fulton Ferry Landing. The evening concludes with a festive dinner and more poems, read by special guest Bill Murray.