If You're Going To See Only One Poetry Reading This Year
But if you have time in your schedule for two, I suppose this would be the other one you should consider: the British and US Poets Laureate will be reading together in Chicago, DC, and London. I think this part is especially cool:
"Both poets will read their own work as well as important works by their contemporaries. The talks will focus largely on each laureate's understanding of his country's most significant poetic voices -- both established and emerging -- that may be unfamiliar to readers overseas."
I'm usually pretty skittish of the word 'important,' but I have to admit a real interest in seeing who the poets pick, especially Andrew Motion's emerging UK writers. Who do you think Donald Hall will pick as an emerging US poet? (I'm sure Dan over at Emerging Writers Network has some suggestions!)