Tuesday, February 28, 6pm - 7:30pm
A Reading in Tribute to a Literary Friendship
Molly Peacock and Phillis Levin have shared their poems for over forty years, ever since they met in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Celebrating decades of creative exchange, in this special evening each poet will read from her latest book, Peacock from The Analyst and Levin from Mr. Memory & Other Poems. The post-reading Q&A will focus on literary friendship.
Molly Peacock is a poet, biographer, essayist, and short fiction writer. Her newest book is The Analyst: poems (Norton, 2017). Among her honors are awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts. Passionate about public service for literature, she served as President of the Poetry Society of America. Every winter Peacock conducts a writing seminar at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York City.
Phillis Levin is a poet, essayist, and editor. Her newest poetry collection book is Mr. Memory & Other Poems (Penguin, 2016). She is the author of four other poetry books, and is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet (Penguin, 2001). Her honors include a Fulbright Scholar Award and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Levin is currently a professor of English and the poet-in-residence at Hofstra University.