The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Celebrates
Final Days Of Phoenix: Xu Bing
At The Cathedral With Birds Of Metal In Flight:An Evening Of Poetry With 5+5
Reading includes critically acclaimed Chinese and Western poets in dialog
Wednesday, February 25 2015
7 pm – 10 pm
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan
The Cathedral continues to celebrate the departure of the yearlong art installation, Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral with a captivating night of poetry on Wednesday, February 25 from 7 pm to 10 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).
This phenomenal evening, coordinated in partnership with the Weatherhead East Asia Institute at Columbia University, will include remarks by the artist, Xu Bing, and readings by five of the most celebrated poets in China: Bei Dao, Ouyand Jianghe, Xi Chuan, Zhai Yongming and Zhou Zan. Five premiere Western poets—Afaa Weaver, Pierre Joris, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Charles Bernstein, and Marilyn Nelson, the Cathedral’s Poet in Residence—will also share selections from their works.
Books by the poets will be available for signing at the conclusion of the reading. A brief reception with refreshments and engaging conversation will follow.
The event is free and open to the public. A $10 donation at the door is appreciated. For more information, visit: http://www.stjohndivine.org/visit/calendar/events/poetry/12887/birds-of-metal-in-flight-an-evening-of-poetry-with-5-5.
To RSVP, visit: https://phoenixpoetryreading.eventbrite.com/