Monday, November 3
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will honor the legacy of novelist, short story writer and essayist, Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) with a celebration of her induction into its American Poets Corner on Monday, November 3, from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan.
Marilyn Nelson, the Cathedral’s Poet in Residence, will be joined by award-winning authors, actors, critics and scholars, to celebrate the life and works of Flannery O’Connor, including:
- American Poet Alfred Corn
- English Literature Professor James O. Tate
- Rev. George Piggford
The celebration will also include Everything That Rises Must Converge, an excerpt of a theatrical piece adapted and directed by Karin Coonrod.
The American Poets Corner, created in 1984 to memorialize and celebrate American writers, is modeled after a similar alcove at Westminster Abbey in London. Previous inductees include Emily Dickinson, E.E. Cummings, Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin and last year’s honoree, John Berryman. The American Poets Corner and Cathedral poetry events have become an integral part of the literary landscape of New York. Visitors come to the Poets Corner to remember the authors they’ve long loved and to discover others, whose works they may not have read.