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Thursday, Jan 23, 7:00pmNew York, NYTHE POETRY SOCIETY READINGS AT MCNALLY JACKSON with Natalie Diaz & Roger ReevesNatalie Diaz is the author of the collection When My Brother Was an Aztec (2012). She has received the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry from Bread Loaf, theNarrative Poetry Prize, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship.Roger Reeves is the author of King Me (2013). He was awarded a 2013 NEA Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. He teaches poetry at the University of Illinois, Chicago.McNally Jackson Books52 Prince Street

Tonight’s cure for cabin fever.

poetrysociety:

Thursday, Jan 23, 7:00pm
New York, NY

THE POETRY SOCIETY READINGS AT MCNALLY JACKSON with Natalie Diaz & Roger Reeves

Natalie Diaz is the author of the collection When My Brother Was an Aztec (2012). She has received the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry from Bread Loaf, theNarrative Poetry Prize, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship.

Roger Reeves is the author of King Me (2013). He was awarded a 2013 NEA Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. He teaches poetry at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street

We are so excited to share the official 2014 National Poetry Month poster, created by award-winning designer Chip Kidd in celebration of the Academy’s 80th anniversary this year! Request your poster here: http://bit.ly/1c4tu74

We are so excited to share the official 2014 National Poetry Month poster, created by award-winning designer Chip Kidd in celebration of the Academy’s 80th anniversary this year! Request your poster here: http://bit.ly/1c4tu74

Today’s new poem is “Snow Globe” by Kathy Fagan."In winter, where I was born, you pulled a cord of silk in your beautiful hand.”

Today’s new poem is “Snow Globe” by Kathy Fagan.

"In winter, 
where I was born, 
you pulled a cord of silk in your beautiful hand.”

Today’s new poem is “Post-Dissertation-Intervention (i.)” by Ronaldo Wilson. "Elizabeth Alexander in The Black Interior writes about beauty, and how black artists resist monstrousness by their own self-definitions.I’m interested in this repair, too, but find comfort in the ugly.”

Today’s new poem is “Post-Dissertation-Intervention (i.)” by Ronaldo Wilson

"Elizabeth Alexander in The Black Interior writes about beauty, and how black artists 
resist monstrousness by their own self-definitions.

I’m interested in this repair, too, but find comfort in the ugly.”

ATTN: New York State poets who write essays/essayists who love poetry. Submit an essay of 600 words or less about your favorite poem—tell us why it moves you, inspires you, stays lodged in your brain for years on end, etc. Enter for a chance to have your essay made into a short documentary film starring you!DETAILS HERE.

ATTN: New York State poets who write essays/essayists who love poetry. 

Submit an essay of 600 words or less about your favorite poem—tell us why it moves you, inspires you, stays lodged in your brain for years on end, etc. Enter for a chance to have your essay made into a short documentary film starring you!

DETAILS HERE.

Today’s new poem is “For Tranströmer” by Norman Dubie."a woman who might be a man writes with a can of blue paint”

Today’s new poem is “For Tranströmer” by Norman Dubie.

"a woman 
who might be a man 
writes with a can of blue paint”