My Emily Dickinson Poetry Series

My Emily Dickinson Poetry Series Kickoff Evening

May 11, 6-8:30 p.m.

Conservatory Plaza

Kickoff this series of readings by esteemed poets, authors and artists with an exclusive evening event. Special guests will share how Dickinson has shaped their lives and works and include Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate, professor at Lehman College; National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet Marie Ponsot; and Brenda Wineapple, author of White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Alice Quinn, Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America, will moderate. Enjoy after-hours access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and extended hours at Shop in the Garden and the Cafe.

Saturday, May 22, 4 – 5 p.m.

Perennial Garden

Bob Holman, founder of the Bowery Poetry Club and producer of the PBS Series The United States of Poetry
Marilyn Nelson, author of The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems
Moderated by Robert N. Casper, Programs Director, Poetry Society of America

Saturday, June 5, 4 – 5 p.m.

Perennial Garden

Christopher Benfey, scholar and author of Emily Dickinson and the Problem of Others
Jerome Charyn, author of The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson
Moderated by Alice Quinn, Executive Director, Poetry Society of America

Saturday, June 12

Perennial Garden

3 p.m.

Susan Howe, author of My Emily Dickinson
Stephen Stepanchev, first Poet Laureate of Queens and author of American Poetry Since 1945
Moderated by Robert N. Casper, Programs Director, Poetry Society of America

5 p.m.

Lyndall Gordon, author and biographer
Joyce Carol Oates, author and professor
Moderated by Alice Quinn, Executive Director, Poetry Society of America

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