Greenlight Bookstore & Melville House Press present Poetry After 9/11: Ten Years Later
686 Fulton Street
Wednesday, September 7, 7:30 PM
Featuring poets Miranda Beeson, Star Black, Patricia Spears Jones, Carter Ratcliff, Dennis Nurske, Lewis Warsh.
Introduction by publishers Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians.
Ten years ago this fall, Brooklyn publisher Melville House Press was born out of a desire to collect the poetry that arose everywhere after 9/11 — on telephone poles, on firehouse walls, in the bus shelters, and on the internet, in places like MHP founder Dennis Johnson's blog Moby Lives.
This 10th anniversary edition of the anthology Poetry After 9/11 contains poems by forty-five of some of the most important poets of the day, as well as some of the literary world’s most dynamic young voices, all writing in New York City in the year immediately following the World Trade Center attacks. Greenlight is honored to mark the 10th anniversary of Melville House, and ten years since the events of 9/11 changed our city and our literature, with a reading by the poets featured in the anthology, introduced by the press's pioneering founders.