A Tribute to the Poet Ai
October 19, 7pm
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Avenue (at 34th Street)
New York, NY 10016
In light of the poet's unexpected passing in 2010 and in celebration of her Collected Poems (Norton, 2012), Kundiman has teamed up with the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Foundation, Graduate Center for the Humanities, CUNY, Poetry Society of America, and Poets House to present this memorial tribute. Nine distinguished contemporary poets—Timothy Donnelly, Rigoberto González, Joy Harjo, Tyehimba Jess, Patricia Spears Jones, Yusef Komunyakaa, Timothy Liu, Sapphire, and Susan Wheeler—will read from Ai's work, and House of Cards actor Eisa Davis will perform a selection of Ai's well-known dramatic monologues.
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Admission is free.