Academy of American Poets Presents
POETS FORUM 2013
October 24-26, 2013
Each fall, poets and poetry lovers unite in New York City for a three-day celebration of poetry called Poets Forum. Organized by the Academy of American Poets, Poets Forum explores the ever-changing landscape of contemporary poetry in America through in-depth discussions with some of the most distinguished poets of our day, poetry readings, lectures, receptions, and more. The seventh annual Poets Forum will be held from October 24 to 26, 2013, on the campuses of New York University and The New School.
At this year’s Poets Forum, Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets will discuss topics such as “The Art of Teaching Poetry,” “Contemporary Practices of Ecopoetics,” and “American Poets Abroad,” and award-winning poet and human rights advocate Carolyn Forché will deliver the annual Blaney Lecture. New to the schedule this year, Kevin Larimer, editor in chief of Poets & Writers Magazine, will provide an overview of the publishing process for poets. In addition, attendees can follow in the footsteps of Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, W. H. Auden, and Marianne Moore on poet-led literary walking tours throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
From the Poets Forum kick-off—a dynamic reading by the Academy’s Chancellors (including Mark Doty, Jane Hirshfield, Claudia Rankine, and C. D. Wright)—until the closing event—the American Poet Publication Party—Poets Forum is an inspiring and educational entry into the world of poetry for those who create and those who appreciate the living art.
Poets Forum is cosponsored by The New School Creative Writing Program and The New York University Creative Writing Program. Our media sponsor is The Paris Review. The program is also made possible, in part, by support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; Poets.org, the Academy’s popular website; American Poet, a biannual literary journal; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events. Since its founding in 1934, the Academy has awarded more money to poets than any other organization.
For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit www.poets.org/poetsforum.