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IAC POETRYFEST 2013

Photo Credits: Sarah Tew, Sarah Shatz

Saturday, November 16
Craig Teicher and
Colette Bryce
2 pm
FREE
Meghan O'Rourke and
Conor O'Callaghan
4 pm
FREE
Mark Doty and
Bernard O'Donoghue
6 pm
FREE
 
Sunday, November 17
Charles Simic and
Matthew Sweeney
1:30 pm
$10 IAC and PSA member / $12 non-member
Free for Sponsor ($125) members and higher

Charles Simic in conversation with Matthew Sweeney
3 pm
FREE
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and
Marie Howe
5 pm
$10 IAC and PSA member / $12 non-member
Free for Sponsor ($125) members and higher

 

PoetryFest
A three-day festival of contemporary poetry from both sides of the Atlantic

Curated by Belinda McKeon and Aengus Woods

in association with Poetry Society of America, Poetry Ireland and Glucksman Ireland House - NYU

November 15 - 17

“You can tear a poem apart to see what makes it tick…You're back with the mystery of having been moved by words.” - Dylan Thomas

Join us for a weekend celebrating language as it is meant to be celebrated—through the voices of some of our best contemporary poets. Now in its fifth year, PoetryFest, the only New York festival of its kind, brings poets from Ireland and North America together with literature-loving audiences in the cozy setting of IAC’s Donaghy Theatre for intimate readings, book signings, conversation both formal and informal, and more. This November, be inspired once more by the riches and the resonances of an art form which speaks of the world as it is.

Featured poets include:

Colette Bryce, critically acclaimed poet from Derry, Northern Ireland
Mark Doty, American poet and memoirist; winner of the 2008 National Book Award for Poetry
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, one of Ireland's most celebrated poets; Professor at Notre Dame University

Marie Howe, Acclaimed poet and teacher; NY State Poet Laureate

Conor O'Callaghan, Irish poet, academic and sports writer
Bernard O'Donoghue, noted Irish poet; Fellow of Oxford University
Meghan O'Rourke, American essayist, poet and contributor to The New Yorker and Slate
Charles Simic, Pulitzer Prize-winning Serbian-American poet
Matthew Sweeney, Irish poet and satirical novelist
Craig Morgan Teicher, poet, critic and poetry editor at the Literary Review


After each event the poets will gather in the gallery to mingle with the audience and sign books.





 

 

 


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3 OPPORTUNITIES TO CELEBRATE SEAMUS HEANEY

Join us for at St. Ann’s Warehouse for a very special edition of Favorite Poems in tribute to the Irish poet, playwright and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.

Favorite Poems: In Tribute to Seamus Heaney

The welcome return of this intimate and special evening where IAC’s friends and special guests read a selection of well-known and personally-chosen best-loved poems.

Friday, November 15 | 8pm

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And we’re co-sponsoring Poets, Novelists & Musicians Gather to Remember Seamus Heaney at Cooper Union.


In addition, the Irish Repertory Theater is hosting a celebration of Heaney on November 4. More details herePlease note this event is sold-out.

 

 


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