Poetry Events in April



Wednesday, April 1st     

Reading by Tracy K. Smith

6:00 PM, Labyrinth Books


Friday, April 3rd, and Saturday, April 4th

Decreations: A Graduate Symposium on the Work of Anne Carson

Schedule and Locations


Wednesday, April 8th

Susan Stewart: “Wordsworth’s Ruins” (18th c. and Romantic Studies Colloquium)

4:30 PM, 40 McCosh Hall


Thursday, April 9th

Poetry Reading by Devin Johnston and Robert Adamson

4:30 PM, Chancellor Green 105


Friday, April 10th

Slam Poetry Performance with Kit Yan

5:00 PM (doors open at 4:30), Wilson Black Box Theater


Wednesday, April 15th

Reading by John Yau and Rachel Kushner

4:30 PM, Berlind Theater at McCarter Theater Center


Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18

Program in Latin American Studies Colloquium: Poetry, War, and Citizenship: The 70th Anniversary of Carlos Drummond de Andrade’s A Rosa do Povo

Begins Friday 2:oo P.M, 216 Aaron Burr Hall

Talks in Portuguese. Discussion in Portuguese, Spanish, or English. Event Details.

Wednesday, April 22nd

Department of German Lecture Series: Christoph Konig: “How to Modernize Hermeneutics?” Readings of Rilke’s Late Poems”

4:30 PM, East Pyne 205


Thursday, April 23rd

Pierre Joris reads his translations of Paul Celan

4:30 PM, Chancellor Green 105


Thursday, April 23rd

The Year of the Long Poem: Evie Shockley on the Contemporary Long Poem: “Seeing the Future: The ‘Colorblind’ Present and Blackness Past.”

4:30 PM, Hinds Library, McCosh Hall


Monday, April 27th

Jennifer Scappettone presents “Street Linguistics and Phrasebook Pentecosts in LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs: Tuning to the “Clusterf*ck of Tongues”

12:00 PM, Mathey Private Dining Room

(Email osxr@princeton.edu for a pdf of the paper)


Monday, April 27th

Poetry Reading by Jennifer Scappettone and Craig Dworkin

4:30 PM, McCosh 40


Wednesday, April 29th

Discussion of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen with Kinohi Nishikawa

4:30 PM, Rocky/Mathey Classroom