The Figure of Orpheus in Poetry and Performance

By The Editors on 4.05.10

Tonight, April 5th, the Poetry Society of America is hosting a star-studded poetry event to honor the original bard: Orpheus.  It doesn’t get much better than this with poets John Ashbery and Mark Strand reading from their own work, and actors Maria Tucci and Chandler Williams performing poems by a range of contemporaries, from Czeslaw Milosz, Yusef Komunyakaa to Jack Gilbert, Linda Gregg and Sherod Santos. Pianist Paul Barnes will perform the Orphee Suite for Piano, his celebrated transcription from Philip Glass’s opera Orphee.


6PM, Bruno Walter Auditorium
111 Amsterdam Avenue (@ 65th Street), New York, NY
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