A Tribute to Philip Larkin
Meena Alexander, Archie Burnett, Billy Collins, Thomas Sayers Ellis, James Fento, Jonathan Galassi, Deborah Garrison, Adam Gopnik, Eamon Grennan, and more.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Great Hall at Cooper Union
Meena Alexander reading "Going"
Archie Burnett reading "After drinking Glenfiddich"
Billy Collins "At Grass"
Thomas Sayers Ellis "Money"
James Fenton "To the Sea"
Jonathan Galassi "Talking in Bed"
Deborah Garrison "Poetry of Departures"
Adam Gopnik "For Sidney Bechet"
Eamon Grennan "The Explosion"
Saskia Hamilton "First Sight"
Mary Karr "High Windows"
Nick Laird "Aubade"
J.D. McClatchy "Sad Steps"
D. Nurkse "Home is so Sad"
Katha Pollitt "Dockery and Son"
Rowan Ricardo Phillips "MCMXIV"
Vijay Seshadri "Church Going"
Paul Simon "The Mower"
Zadie Smith "The Old Fools"
Andrew Sullivan "The Whitsun Weddings"
Musical Performances by the Queens College Louis Armstrong Ensemble. Direction, David Engelhard.
Co-sponsored by The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Poetry in a Time of Crisis
Billy Collins, Alastair Reid, Michael Cunningham, Eve Ensler, Yusef Komunyakaa, Stanley Kunitz, Lawrence Weschler, C.K. Williams, and Adam Zagajewski
Billy Collins reads "On Being Asked for a War Poem" and "The Stare's Nest By My Window" by W.B. Yeats.
CREATED: Monday, October 22, 2001