A Tribute to Marie Ponsot
When: Thursday, November 12
Where: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, NYC
What time: 6:30 p.m.
With Rosemary Deen, Jean Gallagher, Deborah Garrison, Richard Howard, Phillip Lopate, Alice Quinn, Sapphire, L.B. Thompson, and Jackson Taylor
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the New School Writing Program
Join in the celebration of esteemed poet Marie Ponsot and her new collection of poems, titled Easy. Ponsot’s works include Springing; The Bird Catcher, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; The Green Dark; Admit Impediment; and True Minds. She has translated more than 37 books from French to English and has co-authored, with Rosemary Deen, two books about the fundamentals of writing, Beat Not the Poor Desk and Common Sense. Ponsot has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Delmore Schwartz Memorial Prize, a Robert Frost Poetry Award, and the Modern Language Association’s Shaughnessy Medal. She is emerita of Queens College, CUNY, and teaches at The New School and the 92nd Street YMHA.