In 1924, a group of theater artists and the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay commissioned the conversion of a West Village box factory into the Cherry Lane Playhouse, home to some of the most groundbreaking moments of theater. It is from this stage that we'll gather by candlelight to celebrate the trailblazing women poets of the village including Millay, Emma Lazarus, Audre Lorde, Marianne Moore, Sonia Sanchez, Lola Ridge, Grace Paley, and many others.
We will be joined by the incredible New York poets Stephanie Berger, April Bernard, Angelina Fiordellisi, Diana Goetsch, Marie Howe, Deborah Landau, Elizabeth Macklin, Terese Svoboda, and Kathleen Widdoes, who will offer up readings to uplift these women and change how we see the world around us.
Co-sponsored by GVSHP, the Poetry Society of America, The New School Creative Writing Program, and The Poetry Brothel
Free. Reservations required. RSVP here.
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street
New York, NY 10014