Creative Writing continues its partnership with the Academy of American Poets this year by hosting their annual Poets Forum. The Poets Forum brings together the Chancellors of the academy, a group of diverse, acclaimed poets, for readings and conversations on the state of the art. Events hosted by The New School include A Reading by Marie Howe & Lecture by Joy Harjo on Friday, October 9th, and Chancellor Conversations, a series of discussions on poetics and culture on Saturday, October 10.
The culminating event of this year's Poets Forum is the American Poets Magazine launch party. American Poets is published biannually and features original work by contemporary poets. The fall/winter 2015 issue features our own Elaine Equi, faculty member in the MFA in Creative Writing program. Equi has just published her 13th poetry collection, Sentences and Rain, with Coffee House Press. Equi will join fellow readers Sjohnna McCray, 2015 Walt Whitman Award Winner, and Camille Rankine.
The American Poets launch party will take place on Saturday, October 10th at 7:00pm. The event will be held in Wollman Hall, 65 W. 11th Street, 5th floor, and is free and open to all. A public reception will follow the reading.