F315. A Reading and Conversation with Eileen Myles, Alice Notley, and Sonia Sanchez. Sponsored by the Poetry Society of America

Ballroom A, Washington Convention Center, Level Three
Friday, February 10, 2017
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm


Three acclaimed contemporary poets, all of whom have won the Poetry Society of America Shelley Memorial Award, will read from their work. The reading will be followed by a conversation moderated by PSA Executive Director Alice Quinn.


Alice Quinn is Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America, the nation's oldest poetry organization, which co-presents Poetry in Motion with transit systems in New York and other American cities. She was poetry editor at the New Yorker from 1987–2007 and at Alfred A. Knopf from 1976–1986.

Eileen Myles is the author of nineteen books including I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, and a 2015 reissue of Chelsea Girls. In 2016, Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for Excellence in Art Writing.

Alice Notley is the author of around forty books of poetry, including The Descent of Alette, Disobedience, Grave of Light, and most recently, Certain Magical Acts. She has received a number of poetry awards, including The Poetry Foundation's Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. 

Sonia Sanchez is the author of over twenty books including Homecoming, We a BaddDDD People, Love Poems, I’ve Been a Woman, A Sound Investment and Other Stories, Homegirls and Handgrenades, Under a Soprano Sky, and most recently, Morning Haiku. In addition to being a contributing editor to Black Scholar and The Journal of African Studies, she has edited an anthology, We Be Word Sorcerers: 25 Stories by Black Americans. Among her many honors are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and PEW, the American Book Award, the Langston Hughes Poetry Award, and the Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside