From Juan Felipe Herrera
Half of the World in Light
New and Selected Poems
Notebooks of a Chile Verde Smuggler
Thunderweavers/Tejedoras de rayos
Juan Felipe Herrera at the 2012 Poets Forum
The sixth annual Poets Forum will be held on October 18 – 20, 2012, on the campuses of New York University and The New School. From the Forum's dynamic kick-off reading by the Academy's fifteen Chancellors, which includes UA Press author Juan Felipe Herrera to the final event, a launch party for issue 43 of the newly redesigned American Poet journal, Poets Forum is an inspiring and educational foray into the world of poetry for those who create, and those who appreciate, the living art.
Each fall, poets and poetry lovers throughout the world unite in New York City for a three-day celebration of poetry. Organized by the Academy of American Poets, Poets Forum explores the ever-changing landscape of contemporary poetry in America. Attendees can engage with panels of talented young writers discussing timely topics such as "Poetry in the Age of Social Media" and hear some of the most acclaimed poets of our day, the Academy's Board of Chancellors, recite their poetry and share their insights on topics such as "The Poetry and Legacy of Adrienne Rich", and "The Beats, New York School, and Language Poetry". On poet-guided walking tours, participants can follow in the footsteps of Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, E.E. Cummings, and Langston Hughes, while exploring the literary history of Harlem, the West Village, the Museum of Modern Art, and SoHo.
Participating poets include:
Mary Jo Bang
Victor Hernández Cruz
Juan Felipe Herrera
Naomi Shihab Nye
Craig Morgan Teicher
For more information see www.poets.org.