2011 Princeton Poetry Festival

Where: Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

A hearty welcome to the second biennial Princeton Poetry Festival.

Poetry has been a feature of life at this university for almost as long as the university has had life. Philip Freneau was a member of the class of 1771, while Aaron Burr of the class of 1772 was almost as ready with a pastoral as a pistol. Among the surefire poets who are at present teaching here and taking part in this Festival are Michael Dickman, Meghan O’Rourke, Brenda Shaughnessy, Tracy K. Smith, Susan Wheeler and C.K. Williams.

Since part of our own charge is to present a range of poets from around the world, we’re particularly delighted to welcome the Brazilian poet Paolo Henriques Britto and his US translator, Idra Novey, the Israeli poet Agi Mishol, and the Slovenian poet Aleš Šteger along with his US translator, Brian Henry. Other American poets taking part are Anthony Carelli and Kathleen Graber, both published by Princeton University Press, along with Mark Doty, Sharon Olds, Carl Philips, Charles Simic, and Natasha Trethewey.

We do hope that you’ll take the opportunity to join us for what promises to be a scintillating two days devoted to an art form which, though often we turn our minds away from it, we know in our hearts to be central to who we are.

Paul Muldoon

Readings and discussions begin at 2 PM each day

Ticket Information:

$15 per day
$25 for both days
$10 per day for students

For advance tickets please call University Ticketing at 609.258.9220


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