Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Viva Vive Violi

Tuesday, April 7th

Poetry Forum: Paul Violi

David Lehman, Moderator

6:30pm, 66 W 12th St, Rm 510, $5 (Free to NS Students and Alumni)

Paul Violi has taught in the New School's Writing Program since 2003. He has written eleven books of poetry, including Overnight, his most recent book. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies in the U.S. and abroad, including The Oxford Book of American Poetry and The Best American Poetry series. Violi has received prizes including the Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Praise for Paul Violi’s Overnight:

“Violi's poems are fearless--humor courts failure at every turn--and beautifully constructed. He is one of a handful of American poets worth making a detour to hear read aloud.”

--Boston Phoenix

1 comment:

Matthew Thorburn said...

Violi is great! I think he also did a poetry forum back when I was at the New School. I also heard him at KGB once. I love his poem about the guy up on the roof in Islip -- a good one to ask for, if he takes requests.