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Student Discounts to Academy of American Poets’ Forum

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Sarah Gambito, assistant professor of English and the new director of creative writing, is a featured participant in the Academy of American Poets’ Poets Forum, which is offering Fordham students discounted tickets because of Gambito’s participation.

“If you’re an MA/creative writing, please clear your calendar for this. If you’re a scholar interested in modern poetry, ditto. And anyone else interested—please take advantage of this great opportunity!” writes Mary Bly, associate professor of English.

Fordham University students interested in attending the Forum, November 6 to 8, 2008, should contact Emily Hunt at (212) 274-0343 ext. 10, or ehunt@poets.org. Students interested in attending all of the events, including the Poetry Walking Tours reserved for All-Events pass holders, can purchase an All-Events Pass at the discounted student price as well: $85. There are a limited number of these special student tickets available, and they are selling rapidly.

Poets Forum Reading
Thursday, November 6, 2008 | 7 p.m.
The Times Center, 242 West 41st St., New York City
Some of the most acclaimed poets of our day read together on one stage. Participants include Frank Bidart, Victor Hernández Cruz, Louise Glück, Lyn Hejinian, Sharon Olds, Ron Padgett, Carl Phillips, Robert Pinsky, Kay Ryan, Gary Snyder, Gerald Stern, Susan Stewart, Ellen Bryant Voigt, C.K. Williams, among several other highly acclaimed poets.
$10.00

Poets Awards Ceremony
Friday, November 7, 2008 | 7 p.m.
Tishman Auditorium, The New School
66 W. 12th St., New York City
Celebrate contemporary poetry and the recipients of the premier collection of awards for poetry in the United States. The night will include readings and presentations by Lucie Brock-Broido, Henri Cole, Louise Glück, Eamon Grennan, and Brigit Pegeen Kelly.
Free

Poets Forum: Discussions of Contemporary Poetry
Saturday, November 8, 2008 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, New York University
60 Washington Square South, New York City
Some of the most important poets of our time explore questions central to poetry today. Participants in the four intimate panels will include Frank Bidart, Victor Hernández Cruz, Louise Glück, Lyn Hejinian, Sharon Olds, Ron Padgett, Carl Phillips, Robert Pinsky, Kay Ryan, Gary Snyder, Gerald Stern, Susan Stewart, Ellen Bryant Voigt, C. K. Williams, and moderators Timothy Donnelly, James Longenbach, Maureen McLane, and Tree Swenson.
$60.00 only $35.00 for students!

American Poet Launch Party
Saturday, November 8, 2008 | 7 p.m.
The New School, Wollman Hall
5th Floor, Room 550, New York City
Reading and reception for the new fall issue of American Poet, the journal of the Academy of American Poets. Charles Bernstein, Major Jackson, and Cecily Parks will read from their work.
$5.00

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