Sunday, June 14, 2009

This Week in the Park

Special guest post by Paul, BPC’s resident poetry expert and Reading Room Czar.

Poetry aficionados won’t want to miss Word for Word Poetry on Tuesday, June 16. The under the stars reading takes place in the Reading Room and begins at 7:30pm. In this week’s program, Blue Flower Arts presents three of their finest poets, Mark Doty, Nick Flynn and Marie Howe.

Mark Doty, the only American poet to have won Great Britain’s T. S. Eliot Prize, is the author of seven books of poems. He is also the winner of the 2008 National Book Award for Poetry. 

Nick Flynn’s Another Bullshit Night in Suck City(Norton, 2004), won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, and has been translated into thirteen languages. He was the artistic collaborator on the film “Darwin’s Nightmare,” which was nominated for an Academy Award for best feature documentary in 2006. His newest memoir, The Ticking Is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.  

Marie Howe is the author of three volumes of poetry, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (2008), The Good Thief (1998), and What the Living Do (1997), and is the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic (1994).

It’s guaranteed to be an extraordinary night of poetry. 

Word for Word Poetry
Tuesdays, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Bryant Park Reading Room
Rain venue: The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

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