Guild Hall Presents Poetry Pairs with Molly Peacock and Grace Schulman
Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY. 11937.
Two poets of distinction — a local resident and a guest — celebrate their new books. Meet the authors. Have your books signed. Enjoy refreshments in the Boots Lamb Education Center. Produced and introduced by Fran Castan. Molly Peacock is the Poetry Editor of the Literary Review of Canada and the author of six volumes of poetry, including Cornucopia: New & Selected Poems and the forthcoming The Second Blush (both published by W.W. Norton and Company). Peacock is also the writer/actor of a one-woman show in poems, “The Shimmering Verge,” produced by London, Ontario based Louise Fagan Productions. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review, as well as The Best of the Best American Poetry and The Oxford Book of American Poetry. As former President of the Poetry Society of America, she helped created the Poetry in Motion program on New York City’s subways and buses. Molly Peacock lives in Toronto with her husband Michael Groden and serves as member of the Graduate Faculty of the Spalding University Brief Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. Her website is: www.mollypeacock.org. Grace Schulman is the author of many acclaimed books of poetry, including Days of Wonder: New and Selected Poems, a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. For her poetry, she has received a Guggenheim fellowship, the Aiken-Taylor Award, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, New York University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and three Pushcart prizes. Schulman is a distinguished professor of English at Baruch College, CUNY. She is a former director of the Poetry Center (1978–1984) and a former poetry editor of The Nation (1971–2006). Tickets online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office 3 hours prior to curtain; theatermania.com; or 1.866.811.4111