A Tribute to Kurt Brown

Kurt Brown (1944-2013)
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Kurt Brown Tribute program
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Laure-Anne Bosselaar
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Laure-Anne Bosselaar
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Stephen Dunn
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Kimiko Hahn
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Steven Huff
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Wendy Larsen
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Thomas Lux
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Martha Rhodes
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Harold Schechter
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Charles Simic
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Jennifer Holley, Thomas Lux, Dennis Nurkse
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Kurt Brown (1944-2013)
with Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Stephen Dunn, Kimiko Hahn, Steven Huff, Wendy Larsen, Thomas Lux, Martha Rhodes, Harold Schechter, Charles Simic & others
Date and Time: 
September 28, 2013 - 3:00PM
Event Location: 
Kray Hall
Admission: 
Free

Friends and poets gather to remember Kurt Brown (1944–2013), prolific poet, editor, founder of the Aspen Writers’ Conference, former Poets House board member, and beloved teacher. Award-winning author of seven full-length poetry collections, including, most recently, A Thousand Kim and Time-Bound, as well as chapbooks, translations, and a memoir, Brown was a tireless advocate for poetry, editing and co-editing numerous journals and anthologies.

Kurt Brown, born in Brooklyn in 1944, was a poet, editor, educator, and an advocate for poetry in many communities. His numerous collections of poetry include Time-Bound (2012), No Other Paradise (2010), Future Ship (2007), and six chapbooks. He edited ten anthologies of poetry, including co-editing Killer Verses: Poems about Murder and Mayhem (2010) with Harold Schechter. He also wrote a memoir, Lost Sheep: Aspen's Counterculture in the 1970's (2012), and co-translated The Plural of Happiness: Selected Poems of Herman de Coninck (2006) with his wife, Laure-Anne Bosselaar. In 1976, he founded the Aspen Writers' Conference. For many years he served on the board of Poets House. He taught at Sarah Lawrence College, and, in 2005, was Bruce McEver Visiting Chair in Writing at Georgia Tech.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations