Pairing Poets with Complementary Creative Minds
9 September - 11 December 2015

This fall, The New York Public Library and the Academy of American Poets will present a free series of four conversations exploring how different art forms engage with poetry. These conversations will pair some of today’s most intriguing poets with accomplished artists, dancers, chefs, and actors.

The monthly series includes events with Claudia Rankine and artist Carrie Mae Weems, with a special introduction by Elizabeth Alexander (September 9); Mark Doty and choreographer Bill T. Jones (October 19); Kevin Young and chef Gabrielle Hamilton (November 19); and Sharon Olds and actress Cynthia Nixon (December 11).

All events will take place in the Celeste Auditorium at The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, located at 42nd Street at 5pm Avenue. Events are free and open to the public, but online advance registration is required.

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Carrie Mae Weems is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumna. For more about her work, please visit:

Portraits are courtesy of the Artists, the New York Public Library, and the Academy of American Poets.