Master Classes with Academy Chancellors

Master Classes with Academy Chancellors
Event on 2017-10-06 10:00:00
Treat yourself to an immersive experience with our country’s leading poetic voices. Each master class is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to read poems alongside Academy Chancellors and to generate work through writing exercises. Open to all levels of experience. Friday, October 6, 2017 SCHEDULE: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Forrest Gander is the author of several poetry collections, including Eye Against Eye (New Directions Press, 2005). His honors include a Whiting Award, two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative North American Writing, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Yaddo.  11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Linda Gregerson's most recent poetry collections include Prodigal: New and Selected Poems, 1976 to 2014 (Mariner Books, 2015), The Selvage (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012), and Magnetic North (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007), a finalist for the National Book Award. 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Terrance Hayes is the author of several poetry collections, including How to Be Drawn (Penguin Books, 2015), a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Lighthead (Penguin, 2010), which won the National Book Award for Poetry; and Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006). 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Jane Hirshfield is the author of eight collections of poetry, including The Beauty: Poems (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015), which was long listed for the National Book Award. She is the receipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation. 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Khaled Mattawa is a poet and translator of contemporary Arabic poetry. His collections of poetry include Tocqueville (New Issues, 2010), Amorisco (Ausable, 2008), and Zodiac of Echoes (Ausable, 2003). He is also the author of Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet's Art and His Nation (Syracuse University Press, 2014). 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Marilyn Nelson is the author of over eight books of poetry, most recently My Seneca Village (namelos, 2015), as well as collections for children and young adults. She was awarded the 2017 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, given in recognition of a “storied literary career exploring history, race relations, and feminism in America.” 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Alicia Ostriker is the author of more than ten poetry collections, including Waiting for the Light (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017), The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), and At the Revelation Restaurant and Other Poems (Marick Press, 2010). 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Alberto Ríos is the inaugural state poet laureate of Arizona and the author of many poetry collections, including  A Small Story about the Sky (Copper Canyon Press, 2015). In 1981, he received the Walt Whitman Award for his collection Whispering to Fool the Wind (Sheep Meadow Press, 1982). 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. David St. John is the author of over ten collections of poetry, including Study for the World's Body: New and Selected Poems (Perennial, 1994), which was a finalist for the National Book Award. His awards include the Discovery/The Nation Prize, the James D. Phelan Prize, and the prix de Rome fellowship in literature. The Academy’s 2017 fall Chancellors Master Classes is cosponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program. About the Academy of American Poets The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. The organization produces, the world’s largest publicly funded website for poets and poetry; National Poetry Month; the popular Poem-a-Day series; American Poets magazine; Teach This Poem and other resources for K-12 educators; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events. The Academy of American Poets is part of a national poetry coalition working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds.

at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W 10th St
New York, United States

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