Poets Forum/Chancellor Events

On October 24 and 26, 2019, we are pleased to present the award-winning and esteemed poets who serve as Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets for readings and conversations in New York City.


Schedule of Events:


An Evening with the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Greenberg Lounge - NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Sq S, New York, NY


With readings by Elizabeth Alexander, Ellen Bass, Marilyn Chin, Kwame Dawes, Forrest Gander, Linda Gregerson, Joy Harjo, Terrance Hayes, Brenda Hillman, Marie Howe, Khaled Mattawa, Alicia Ostriker, Alberto Ríos, David St. John, and Natasha Trethewey. Co-presented by the NYU Creative Writing Program. Free with registration.

Chancellor Conversations
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY

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A special opportunity to hear poets from across the United States talk about timely topics in conversations that will provide insight, inspiration, and a deeper understanding of poetry. Co-presented by Poets House. Purchase tickets ($15) here.

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. — “Poetry Makes Nothing Happen?: Poetry In/And the Public Sphere” with Elizabeth Alexander, Alicia Ostriker, Marie Howe, Alberto Ríos, and Natasha Trethewey.
4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. — “Our Own Foreignness: Border-Crossing Poetry in Translation” with Forrest Gander, Brenda Hillman, Khaled Mattawa, and Marilyn Chin.
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — “Writing Poetry in a Troubled World” with Kwame Dawes, Linda Gregerson, Terrance Hayes, and David St. John.