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CURRENT SEASON SCHEDULE
2 0 1 6 – 2 0 1 7
4 1 s t  A n n i v e r s a r y  S e a s o n

Founding Director: Joseph Cuomo

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7pm, Music Building, $10

A Celebration of the Work of Marie Ponsot

with

M a r i e   P o n s o t   
M a r y   G o r d o n   
M a r i l y n   H a c k e r   
A l i c e   Q u i n n  &
S a p p h i r e   

Marie Ponsot, who turned 95 this year, is the recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement, Poetry magazine’s Ruth Lilly Prize for Lifetime Achievement, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the author of the volumes of poetry True Minds, Admit Impediment, The Bird Catcher, Springing, Easy, and, most recently, Collected Poems. The New York Times Book Review has said of the work of Marie Ponsot: “Accomplishments like this, carried over eight decades…are what American art is all about.” The New Yorker has said: “Ponsot attends to elegant forms without losing sight of what they are there to express: the cadences of a life passionately considered.” Time Out New York has described Marie Ponsot as “one of America’s strongest poets.”

Mary Gordon is the author of the works of fiction Final Payments, The Other Side, The Stories of Mary Gordon, and, most recently, The Liar’s Wife. Newsweek has said: “Mary Gordon is a humane, masterly novelist [whose] great gift is making us care about her people.”




Marilyn Hacker is the National Book Award-winning author of the volumes of poetry Winter Numbers, Squares and Courtyards, Names, and, most recently, A Stranger’s Mirror. The Los Angeles Times has described Ms. Hacker as “one of the most extraordinarily innovative poets writing today.”



Alice Quinn is the Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America, and editor of Edgar Allan Poe & the Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments by Elizabeth Bishop, which The New York Times Book Review has described as: “a significant event in our poetry; it’s part of a continuing alteration in the scale of American life.”



Sapphire is the author of the volumes of poetry American Dreams and Black Wings & Blind Angels, as well as the novels The Kid and Push, which was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film Precious. Poets & Writers has said: “Few literary works today are as affecting as [Sapphire’s] or have had as much impact on our society.”



Photo of Marie Ponsot: Nicholas Latimer
Photo of Mary Gordon: Christopher Greenleaf
Photo of Marilyn Hacker: Alison Harris
Photo of Alice Quinn: Cameron Blaylock

 























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