Poetry Events Of Note
I have big plans this weekend, readers, big plans. Since I spent the last Friday and Saturday night completely incapacitated with a nasty allergy, I have a lot of catching up to do with friends (including a Sunday reading at the KGB Bar by friend of the blog Bud Parr), I still haven't been to the new bistro that opened up in my neighborhood, and I understand there's a new episode of 30 Rock just waiting for me on a friend's Tivo.
In case you are similarly inspired, this weekend or beyond, to be out and about in the world, here's a few of the more exciting poetry events coming your way in the next few weeks.
- April 12-19: NYC is host to the 16th Annual Poet's House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the U.S.
- April 17th: Paul Muldoon performs in my hood as part of BAM's Eat, Drink and Be Literary series
- May 1: Frank Bidart reads at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of their 'American Perspectives' events
- May 7: The wise and hilarious August Kleinzahler reads at Diesel in Oakland, CA, from his new book, Sleeping It off in Rapid City
And as always, if you know of a cool event that you don't see listed below, please feel free to leave it in the comments below or email it to me.