Tribute to Marie Ponsot, February 10

Poetry Society of America, AWP, Washington, DC

Marie Ponsot is an award-winning American poet, essayist, teacher, and translator, whose books include The Bird Catcher, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the new Collected Poems, both published by Alfred A. Knopf. At this Poetry Society of America tribute reading, Ponsot’s work will be held aloft by Alice QuinnKevin YoungMarie Howe, Jonathan Wells, and Catherine Woodard, as they celebrate her unique place in contemporary letters, sharing and discussing their favorite poems, and conveying the impact Marie has had. Marie Ponsot reads as well. (Photo by Rachel Elkind at Writers Resist on the steps of the New York Public Library.)


The Traveler’s Vade Mecum, Red Hen Press, edited by Helen Klein Ross

Wednesday, November 2 from 6 to 8 pm
New York Public Library
476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd St, near Grand Central Station
The Margaret Liebman Berger Forum on the 2nd Floor, Rm 227

I’m honored to be included in Helen Klein Ross’s new anthology by Red Hen Press and reading at the NYPL book launch. The original Traveler’s Vade Mecum, published in 1853, contained thousands of telegrams. Ross chose telegrams as titles for poems solicited from dozens of poets, including Bollingen Prize winner Frank Bidart and former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins to create a digital-age compendium of old-world poetics.

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