Daily Archives: August 27, 2013

  • A Tribute to Harvey Shapiro

    Poets and admirers of Harvey Shapiro (1924–2013) gather to read from his work and share memories of the man who prompted Martin Luther King, Jr. to pen the monumental “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and counted E. E. Cummings, George Oppen, and Louis Zukofsky among his friends.

  • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

    Poet and scholar Ammiel Alcalay, Iraqi-American poet Alise Alousi, poet and project founder Beau Beausoleil, and Middle East scholar M. Lynx Qualey gather to reflect on this landmark project and the important role of poetics in Middle Eastern culture.

  • A Tribute to Kurt Brown

    Friends and poets gather to remember Kurt Brown (1944–2013), prolific poet, editor, founder of the Aspen Writers’ Conference, former Poets House board member, and beloved teacher.

  • Relative Strangeness: Rosmarie Waldrop with Nikolai Duffy

    Readings and conversation with Rosmarie Waldrop, one of poetry’s most persistent and prolific innovators and runner-up for the 2013 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

  • Top Girls

    The Barnard theatre department presents Caryl Churchill’s now-classic play Top Girls. From its opening moments Top Girls sets contemporary women’s struggles for power, recognition, and equality against the rich background of feminist history.

  • BowieBall 2013, presented by Deryck Todd

    BowieBall pays homage to the definitive rock icon: David Bowie, in an anything-goes charity extravaganza bringing together the best in music, art, fashion, and entertainment.

  • Werther

    Barnard’s music program and the Opera Company of Brooklyn present Werther, Jules Massenet’s beautiful drame lyrique following the poet’s tragic quest to win the love of Charlotte.

  • Kyle deCamp & Joshua Thorson: Urban Renewal

    Award-winning American theater artist Kyle deCamp’s “Urban Renewal” is a meditation on perception, public policy and the significance of the buildings we live in, from a child’s rigorously unsentimental point of view.

  • Beyond Toni Morrison: Contemporary Black and Latino Voices in Fiction

    This session will discuss the novel “Salvage the Bones” by Jesmyn Ward.

  • Flutist Carol Wincenc Celebrates 25 Years at Juilliard

    Acclaimed Grammy-nominated flutist Carol Wincenc celebrates her 25th anniversary as a Juilliard faculty member in a program featuring world and American premieres, joined by guest artists of the Escher Quartet, fellow members of her Trio Les Amies, and Juilliard students.