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Poetry to Your Ears (NYC)

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It’s that time of year. Poets@Pace is here. An event we hold dear. On Tuesday, April 18, you hear?

Save the date of Tuesday, April 18, because for one night only, the Bianco Room will wax poetic as the acclaimed and accomplished poet Alice Notley will deliver the spring 2017 Poets@Pace reading from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the reading, as well as a Q&A and book signing.

Alice Notley has published more than 25 books of poems, most recently Certain Magical Acts (Penguin, 2016), and has received a number of the most important poetry awards in America. One of her books was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her writing—experimental, contrarian, feminist, epic, and more—continually surprises and enlarges the scope of what we recognize as poetry.

Notley grew up in Needles, California in the Mojave Desert, a setting that informs her work. She received a BA from Barnard College and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and spent some of her formative poetry years in and around The Poetry Project in New York City; she has come to be identified with the second generation New York School poets. Notley has lived in Paris for the past 25 years, but returns to America frequently to give readings and talks.

Says the poet Susan Howe, “In her fierce and powerful new collection, Alice Notley carries us to an ecstatic edge of disobedience and revelation.”

Poets@Pace brings important poets to the Pace NYC Campus each semester and is organized by Pace Poet-in-Residence Charles North and sponsored by the Office of the Provost.