Chancellor Conversations

A special opportunity to engage with the Academy's Chancellors as they take up three timely topics in conversations that will provide insight, inspiration, and a deeper understanding of poetry in our country and world today.

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.

Copresented by the Academy of American Poets and Poets House. Purchase tickets ($15) here. Academy members receive 10% off admission by using the code found on the 2019 membership card upon checkout ("Enter Promotional Code"). Poets House is an ADA-accessible facility.