Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 PM|
A Celebration of Marie Ponsot
Presenting her Collected Poems
Co-Sponsored by the Poetry Society of America
Part of the St. Joseph's College Centennial Celebration
Readings by Rosemary Deen, Ed Hirsch, Sapphire, Jackson Taylor, LB Thompson, and Cynthia Zarin
Hosted by PSA Executive Director Alice Quinn
Tickets free; RSVP required to reserve a seat
Marie Ponsot's Collected Poems is the stunning lifework of the prizewinning and beloved poet, gathered in one volume: the world she has made of life's fire for sixty years. With lyrical joy, the volume offers the full range of Ponsot's gift for constructing the pleasures and pains of a riddle that the music and wit of her language solve just in the nick of time. Ponsot graduated from St. Josephs College in 1940; the college, currently celebrating its centennial year, joins the poetry community in honoring the life and work of one of its greatest talents. The Poetry Society of America co-sponsors this evening's celebration, hosted by Alice Quinn, as distinguished poets read from Ponsot's work and pay tribute to her legacy.
This event is free, but seating is limited. Copies of Collected Poems will be offered for sale at 20% off at the event only.
About Marie Ponsot:
MARIE PONSOT, the winner of Poetry magazines Ruth Lilly Prize for lifetime achievement and the Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America, was born in 1921. She is the author of six previous collections, including The Bird Catcher, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. A professor emerita of English at Queens College, CUNY, she also taught at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y, the New School University, and Beijing University. Ponsot is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and lives in New York City.
About the Poetry Society of America:
The Poetry Society of America, the nation's oldest poetry organization, was founded in 1910. Its mission is to build a larger and more diverse audience for poetry, to encourage a deeper appreciation of the vitality and breadth of poetry in the cultural conversation, to support poets through an array of programs and awards, and to place poetry at the crossroads of American life.
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