Bellevue Literary Review: A Reading to Celebrate the New Issue

Bellevue Literary Review, published by the Division of Medical Humanities at NYU Langone Health, is unique in bringing together the intersection of medicine and literature. To celebrate the publication of the BLR’s latest issue, editor-in-chief Danielle Ofri hosts an evening of readings by poets Rachel Hadas and Elisavet Makridis, along with BLR poetry editor Jason Schneiderman.

Tuesday, June 5th @ 6pm
Bellevue Hospital
462 First Avenue (at 28th Street), NYC
Rotunda Area



Rachel Hadas is the author of over a dozen books of poetry, essays, and translations; her most recent collections are TALKING TO THE DEAD (prose pieces) and QUESTIONS IN THE VESTIBULE (poetry). Two new books by Rachel are due out this month: POEMS FOR CAMILLA (Measure Press), and verse translations of Euripides’ two Iphigenia plays (Northwestern University Press). The recipient of awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the O.B. Hardison Award, she is Board of Governors Professor of English at Rutgers University-Newark.

Elisavet Makridis is an alumnus of Sarah Lawrence College, and studied psychology and contemporary poetry in the hopes of marrying the two, but remains irrevocably drawn to the latter. Prior to graduating, she was the recipient of her alma mater’s Andrea Klein Willison Poetry Prize (2015) and Lucy Grealy Prize for Poetry (2016). Most of her work has appeared in student publications at Sarah Lawrence such as, The Sarah Lawrence College Review, The Cliffhanger, and Broken Yolk. Her poem in the BLR is her first official literary publication.

Danielle Ofri, editor-in-chief of the BLR, will read “Drawing Blood” by Laura Johnsrude, honorable mention winner in the BLR’s 2018 Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction.

Jason Schneiderman, poetry editor of the BLR, will read “Responsibility,” a story by Alok A. Khorana that appears in the new issue of BLR.