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Poetic City 2012

June 26, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This year’s Poets House Poetic City program celebrates the power of well-crafted words by bringing together two of the city’s finest poets with two songwriters known for their lyrical gifts.

Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang and Queens Poet Laureate Paolo Javier will offer readings from their diverse and disparate bodies of work. Iconic New York songwriter Suzanne Vega will perform songs from her new work and repertoire, preceded by a concert from emerging talent Gabriel Kahane. This is sure to be an extraordinary summer evening of poetry and music.

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Sponsored by Poets House and Battery Park City Authority

Part of the 2012 River to River Festival

Location: Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City at the corner of River Terrace and Warren Street

Admission: FREE


June 26, 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm