June Events in New York, Berkeley, and Seattle June 03, 2015

Please join us for these exciting June events with Elizabeth Willis, author of the NYRB Poets collection Alive: New and Selected Poems, and Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, translator of the NYRB Classic Songs of Kabir.

On Thursday, June 4th, at 7 p.m. Elizabeth Willis will read from Alive and the poets Magdalena Zurawski and Rod Smith will each read from their own work at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, 126A Front Street, Brooklyn, NY. For more information, please visit the Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop event page here.

On Saturday, June 6th, at 1 p.m., Arvind Krishna Mehrotra speaks with Fabiano Alborghetti (Directory of the Vulnerable), John W. Evans (The Consolations), and Tess Taylor (The Forage House) about the global reach of poetry at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA. For more information, visit the 2015 Bay Area Book Festival website here.

On Wednesday, June 10th, at 6:30 p.m. Arvind Krishna Mehrotra will discuss South Asian art and literature with art historian Sonal Khuller and fiction writer Prajwal Parajuly at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 East Prospect, Seattle, WA. For more information and advance tickets ($10 regular, $6 SAM members, $7 students/seniors) visit the Seattle Art Museum event page here.

On Thursday, June 25th, at 7 p.m. Elizabeth Willis will read from Alive for the opening reading of the 23rd Annual Poets House Showcase, which is part of this year’s River To River festival in New York City. The reading will be held at Kray Hall in Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY.