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11th Annual PoetryFest

Our annual three-day festival of contemporary poetry, with a special tribute to Seamus Heaney

Details

Most events FREE
Date(s)

Nov 1, 2019 – Nov 3, 2019

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

Presented in association with Glucksman Ireland House NYU

Journey into an orbit of ideas and thoughts with some of the world’s most eminent poets from Ireland and North America. This year’s festival features a special tribute to Seamus Heaney in celebration of the US publication of 100 Poems, a seminal anthology of his work, and an exhibition of Heaney manuscripts courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 | 8 PM
$50 general / $40 members 
Includes after-party with the poets

Favorite Poems
Festival poets join Seamus Heaney’s daughter Catherine Heaney and other special guests to read their favorite selection from the beloved Nobel Laureate. 

SOLD OUT. Additional seats for Favorite Poems may be released closer to the event date. Sign up for the wait list here.

PoetryFest's Favorite Poems event was inspired in part by Robert Pinsky's Favorite Poem Project.



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
All readings FREE (reservations strongly encouraged)

2pm | Katie Raissian of Stonecutter presents Emerging Voices: Julie Morrissy and Cathy Linh Che

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3:30pm | Jane Clarke and Michael Dickman

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5pm | Martina Evans and Tina Chang, with opening reading by Ned Denny

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3
All readings FREE (reservations strongly encouraged)

2pm | Stephen Sexton and Deborah Landau

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3:30pm | Desert Island Poems: Conversation with Paul Muldoon and Kevin Young

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5pm | Paul Muldoon and Kevin Young

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WITH OUR PARTNERS AT GLUCKSMAN IRELAND HOUSE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
1pm | The Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry with Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize-winner Ned Denny

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, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; The Shubert Foundation, Inc.; M&T Bank; The Ireland Funds; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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