The poetry of John Wieners (1934-2002) influenced the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beats, and the poetics of pacifism and gay rights. The many registers of Wieners’ poetry are explored in an evening of readings and conversation occasioned by the publication of two new books, Supplications: Selected Poems of John Wieners andStars Seen in Person: Selected Journals.
Presenters: Joshua Beckman, Robbie Dewhurst,Raymond Foye, Fanny Howe, Rachel Levitsky, Hoa Nguyen, Cedar Sigo, Lewis Warsh (Professor of English at LIU Brooklyn), and others.
John Wieners Celebration
October 22, 2015 - 7:00PM
10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282
$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members
Co-sponsored by The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center CUNY, Wave Books, and Poets House.