Events Events Events Week of 4/23

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23 April 2012

Lots of good stuff going on this week in NYC, wish I could get to all of it:

First Person Plural: new reading series in Harlem, at Shrine World Music, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, 7pm, Monday 4/23.  Featuring: Ed Park, Tiphanie Yanique, and Bathsheba Doran.

Celebrate Poetry @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe: w/ Phillip Levine, Tracy K. Smith, Saeed Jones, and Karolina Manko. A joint event of Knopf + tumblr.  Also Monday 4/23 @ 7pm, 126 Crosby Street.

A Tribute to Philip Larkin:   co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America and Cooper Union.  Tuesday 4/24 at Cooper Union, 7pm, The Great Hall, 7 East 7th Street.  Readings by Meena Alexander, Archie Burnett, Billy Collins, James Fenton, Jonathan Galassi, Deborah Garrison, Adam Gopnik, Eamon Grennan, Mary Karr, Nick Laird, J.D. McClatchy, D. Nurkse, Katha Pollitt, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Saskia Hamilton, Vijay Seshadri, Paul Simon, Zadie Smith, and Andrew Sullivan.  With live jazz performances.

WomenTalkFeminism (WTF) Panel Discussion at Columbia: “Selling Identity,” a discussion of how aspects of a writer’s identity–gender,race, ethnicity, and sexuality–are used to market a book and how these identity markers can limit or expand a book’s appeal to a wider demographic of readers. With editor Christopher Jackson,VIDA founder Cate Marvin, poet Amy King, and author Tiphanie Yanique. Wed 4/25, 8pm, 413 Dodge Hall.

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