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Thursday, September 11, 2014

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

On Thursday 9/18 @7PM

Graywolf Press  invites you to celebrate their 40th Anniversary with an evening of poetry readings from Claudine Rankine, and others.

Rankine, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica , has published several poetry collections. In 2005 she was awarded the Academy of American Poets Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement. Her most recent book is Citizen.

Other poets scheduled to appear are Katie Ford and Matthea Harvey. A reception and book signing will follow.

ADMISSION IS FREE!

For details log on to poetryfoundation.org
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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA

 On Thursday 9/18 @7pm

The Poetry Society of America presents it's National Series on THE VOICE OF WOMEN IN AMERICAN POETRY. The series pays tribute to the immense achievement of a wide range of poets: Emily Dickinson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Wanda Coleman, Sylvia Plath, Emma Lazarus, and Adrienne Rich.

Distinguished contemporary poets will celebrate their lives by discussing their influence and reading poems of their own in tribute.

ADMISSION IS FREE

This event is co-sponsored by the Pasadena Central Library.

For further info log on to poetrysociety.org
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BROOKLYN,NEW YORK

On Sunday 9/21 @10am

THE BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL is the largest free literary event in New York City. It will present an array of literary stars and emerging authors.

Poets appearing this year will include the likes of Mark Doty, who won the National Book Award for poetry in 2008, and is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and Ohio's own Rita Dove. (For bio info on Dove see the blog post POETIC BIRTHDAY on this site 8/28/14.)

ADMISSION IS FREE

For a full calendar of events log on to brooklynbookfestival.org


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