S284. A Reading by Jane Hirshfield and Sharon Olds, Sponsored by the Academy of American Poets
Saturday, March 1, 2014
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Jen Benka is the executive director of the Academy of American Poets. She worked previously as the managing director of Poets & Writers and for 826 National. She is the author of Pinko and A Box of Longing With Fifty Drawers.
Jane Hirshfield is the author of several books of poetry, including Given Sugar, Given Salt, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, the New Yorker, Poetry, and seven editions of The Best American Poetry. She received the 2012 Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Award in American Poetry and fellowships from the NEA, Guggenheim, Rockefeller Foundations. She was elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2012.
Sharon Olds is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Stag's Leap, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, and The Secret Thing. She has won the National Book Critics Circle Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA. On the faculty of NYU’s Creative Writing Program, she is the founding director of the NYU writing workshop at Goldwater Hospital in New York City.