The 2010 Poets Forum

The Academy of American Poets will be running “a series of events exploring the ever-changing landscape of contemporary poetry in America. The Forum will feature in-depth discussions with an array of distinguished poets; readings; lectures; publication parties; and a new selection of literary walking tours, led by poets, throughout Manhattan.”

The department cannot cover the cost of the tickets to the events themselves but it can, however, provide train tickets to New York.  Any student interested in receiving a train ticket should contact Rhea Ramey by emailing rhea.ramey@rutgers.edu, calling 732.932.7380, or stopping by Murray Hall 102.

Click here for event details.  Below are just some of the planned events and activities:

Poetry Walking Tours
Fri., Oct. 29
10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Various meeting locations

Walk the same streets traversed by Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, E. E. Cummings, Langston Hughes, and countless other poets. Walking tours will explore the literary history of Harlem, the West Village, the Museum of Modern Art, and SoHo.

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The Blaney Lecture
Fri., Oct. 29
3:30 p.m.
The Philoctetes Center
247 East 82nd Street

Internationally acclaimed poet Anne Carson presents a lecture on forms of contempt in Homer’s Odyssey, Moravia’s Il Disprezzo, and Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Mépris. This lecture series was created in memory of former Academy of American Poets Board member Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney by a gift from her estate.

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American Poet
Publication Party
Sat., Oct. 30
7 p.m.
Wollman Hall, The New School
66 West 12th Street

Reading and reception for the new fall issue of American Poet, the journal of the Academy of American Poets. Julie Carr, Prageeta Sharma, and Wayne Koestenbaum will read from their work.

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