Poetry from the Rooftop of the Arsenal Building in Central Park

Thu, Aug 19, 2010, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Featuring Jehanne Dubrow, Terrance Hayes and Tom Healy

Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

The tradition of summer poetry readings from rooftops continues with new and emerging poets reading on the newly renovated rooftop of the Arsenal Building in Central Park.

Tom Healy
is the author of What the Right Hand Knows (Four Way Books, 2009 ). His poems and essays have appeared in BOMB, The Paris Review, Salmagundi, Tin House, The Yale Review and other journals. He studied at Harvard and received an MFA from Columbia. He teaches at Pratt Institute and lives in New York and Miami.

Jehanne Dubrow’s collections of poetry include Stateside (Northwestern University Press, 2010 ); From the Fever-World, which won the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry Competition (2009 ); and The Hardship Post (2009 ), winner of the Three Candles Press Open Book Award. Her work has appeared in journals such as The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares and The Hudson Review. She has received a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship and a Howard Nemerov Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Dubrow resides in Maryland with her husband and is an assistant professor in creative writing and literature at Washington College.

Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead (Penguin, 2010 ); Wind in a Box (2006); Hip Logic (2002), which won the 2001 National Poetry Series and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; and Muscular Music (1999), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He has been a recipient of many honors and awards, including a Whiting Writer’s Award, a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is a professor of creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his family.

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