The New Salon series brings writers into an intimate setting to discuss the implications of their work and craft.
Catherine Barnett is the author of Human Hours (Graywolf Press, 2018), Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced (Alice James Books, 2004) and The Game of Boxes (Graywolf Press, 2012), which was the recipient of the 2012 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her awards and honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Writers' Award. Barnett has been the Visiting Poet at Barnard College and teaches at the New School and New York University.
Tracy K. Smith is the U. S. poet laureate. She is the author of Wade in the Water (2018); Life on Mars (2011), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; Duende (2007), winner of the James Laughlin Award and the Essense Literary Award; and The Body's Question (2003), which won the Cave Canem prize for the best first book by an African-American poet. In 2014 she was awarded the Academy of American Poets fellowship. Her memoir Ordinary Light (2015) was a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction. Smith teaches creative writing at Princeton University.
Co-sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program and Poetry Society of America.
Free and open to the public.
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