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Bravery in Poetry

A poet’s work involves passion, fearlessness, and a flash of inspiration. PEN World Voices Festival teams up with The Poetry Society of America to present this thoughtful, elegantly staged evening of readings and dialogue on the importance of moral courage and bravery in the creation of poetry.

Paul Auster on George Oppen
Yusef Komunyakaa on Muriel Rukeyser
Mary Karr on Zbigniew Herbert
Henri Cole on James Merrill
Edward Hirsch on Joseph Brodsky
Eileen Myles on Akilah Oliver
Hilton Als on Brenda Shaughnessy