Literature

9th Annual PoetryFest

New York's only three-day festival of contemporary poetry from both sides of the Atlantic

Details

Most events FREE
Date(s)

Nov 3 – Nov 5

Contact

Box Office

866-811-4111

info@irishartscenter.org
Location

Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Overview

Curated by Nick Laird

“Literary revelry”The New Yorker

The only literary event of its kind, our ninth annual PoetryFest gathers poets from Ireland and North America for three days of verse and conversation.



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 | 8pm

Favorite Poems 
Tickets from $35, including after-party with poets
An intimate and popular evening where IAC’s friends and special guests read the poems they love most. 
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
All readings FREE (reservations strongly encouraged)

2pm | Emerging Voices curated by Katie Raissian of Stonecutter: Sally Wen Mao
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3:30pm | Iggy McGovern and Alice Lyons
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5pm | Sinéad Morrissey and Terrance Hayes, with opening reading by Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize-winner Adam Crothers
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5
All readings FREE (reservations strongly encouraged)

2pm | Caitríona O'Reilly and Rowan Ricardo Phillips
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3:30pm | Desert Island Poems: Billy Collins and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin in conversation, moderated by Nick Laird
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5pm | Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Billy Collins
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Presented in association with Glucksman Ireland House – NYU and Literary Hub. Promotional support provided by NYU Creative Writing Program.



WITH OUR PARTNERS AT GLUCKSMAN IRELAND HOUSE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2
7pm | The Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry with Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize-winner Adam Crothers at Glucksman Ireland House – NYU, 1 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003


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Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government partners including the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; The Ireland Funds, America; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; Bloomberg Philanthropies; The Nancy Malone Living Trust; The Shubert Foundation; The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in New York City; The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Westchester County; The Knights of St. Patrick; The Jerome L. Greene Foundation; Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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