This year at Poets Forum, don't miss a rare opportunity to see the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets come together on one stage to read their poems. The Chancellors Reading—featuring Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Marilyn Hacker, Juan Felipe Herrera, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Khaled Mattawa, Naomi Shihab Nye, Claudia Rankine, Alberto Ríos, Arthur Sze, and C. D. Wright—takes place on Thursday, October 16, at 7 p.m. at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Beforehand, join us and the Chancellors as we celebrate our eightieth anniversary at a special reception for All-Events Passholders.
On Saturday, October 18, during the Chancellors Conversations, you'll have the opportunity to connect with the Chancellors through a series of intimate talks on subjects ranging from the art of revision to translation to poets writing prose. For a glimpse of what's in store, watch Chancellor Jane Hirshfield talking about the practice of ecopoetics from last year's Poets Forum: