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Invocation of the Muse:
Grand Opening of the New Poets House in Battery Park City
• 11:00am: A charismatic poet and musician who was featured in Bill Moyers’ Fooling with Words documentary, Kurt Lamkin delivers a spirited performance for children and their adults. This event starts at Poets House.
• 12:00–3:00pm: Open House! Take a stroll through our new home.
• 3:00–5:00pm: Join us for this blowout celebration on our new “front lawn,” Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, with dynamic readings by acclaimed poets, including Meena Alexander, Charles Bernstein, Regie Cabico, Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Cornelius Eady, Kathleen Fraser, Kimiko Hahn, Michael Heller, Marie Howe, Galway Kinnell, Philip Levine, Marie Ponsot, Patricia Smith, Quincy Troupe and others, as well as poetry-inspired songs by Natalie Merchant.