e.e. cummings and Edna St. Vincent Millay: 20th Century Stars


Thursday, March 6, 2014
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Bruno Walter Auditorium

Blair Brown is a theater, film, and television actress. She won the 2000 Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Copenhagen. She played Nina Sharp in the television series Fringe.

Susan Cheever is the author of E.E. Cummings: A Life, just published by Alfred A. Knopf. She is also the author of fourteen books—among them Louisa May Alcott, American Bloomsbury, Home Before Dark, and Looking for Work. A Guggenheim fellow and a member of the Yaddo Corporation, she currently teaches at the MFA programs at Bennington College and The New School. She lives in New York City.

Billy Collins is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems; Horoscopes for the Dead; Ballistics; and Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems. He served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003.

Nancy Milford is the author of Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Zelda: A Biography. She has been an Annenberg Fellow at Brown University, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, and has received Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships.

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Anne Carson

Introduced by Alice Quinn.
Co-sponsored with The Culture Project.

CREATED: Wednesday, March 1, 2000

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