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Periodically Speaking, Poetry Month

Periodically Speaking: Focus on Poetry


NYPL and CLMP will kick off a new season of Periodically Speaking next Tuesday with a new format and we hope you'll join us.  It's been 5 years since we began Periodically Speaking, and to celebrate we'll be launching something different for 2010.  It'll be one journal, an editor and several poets in brief readings and discussions.  The original ideas behind PS are the same; showcasing the Library's great literary magazine collection in the DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room and providing an opportunity for emerging writers to present their work.

"Off Topic: Poets on the subjects and cultural influences that seep into their work" is the first event and features an impressive line up (thanks to the amazing clmp!) starting with journal - A Public Space.  The thing that intrigues me about A Public Space is it creates this global conversation by publishing many writers from around the world... plus I like the cool covers and graphic design.  The moderator Brett Fletcher Lauer, is APS poetry editor and Managing Director of the Poetry Society of America. His poetry has appeared in Jubilat, Boston Review and La Petite Zine among others and he co-edited a favorite collections of love poems - Isn’t it Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets. Poet Timothy Donnelly published his first book of poetry in 2003 - Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit and his 2nd second, Cloud Corporation, is coming this year.  Jennifer Kronovet is the co-founder & co-editor of the journal Circumference: Poetry in Translation (another favorite!) and is the author of the poetry collection Awayward.

Other dates in the spring series are May 11th and June 8th. Join us on Facebook!


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