Join us for an Epic Poetry Reading to celebrate 'Poems in the Manner Of', poet and editor David Lehman’s illuminating journey through centuries of writers who continue to influence new work today. Lehman’s newest collection channels, translates, and imagines a collection of “poems in the manner of” Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Shakespeare, W.B. Yeats, Rilke, William Carlos Williams, Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath, and more.
A respected poet, critic, and series editor of The Best American Poetry, David Lehman has been writing “poems in the manner of” for years, in homage to the poems and people that have left an impression, experimenting with styles and voices that have lingered in his mind. He has gathered these pieces in a striking book of poems that channels poets from Walt Whitman to Sylvia Plath and also calls upon jazz standards, Freudian questionnaires, and astrological profiles for inspiration.
Books will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.
Free and open to the public.