Mark Doty, Eileen Myles, and an AIDS Poetic Retrospective
November 24, 2009
Poetry reading in Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Doty is the author of My Alexandria and winner of a 2008 National Book Award. Myles, hailed as "the rock star of modern poetry," is the author of over 20 volumes of poetry, most recently Sorry, Tree. They will be joined by Harvard undergraduate poets reciting works by writers — Tory Dent, Melvin Dixon, Thom Gunn, Tony Kushner, James Merrill, and others — whose words have compelled attention to the AIDS crisis.
Introduction by Christina Davis, curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room.
Co-sponsored by the Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library.
Reception to follow at the Sert Gallery, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street.
For more information, please contact Susannah Hutchison at 617-496-8576 or email@example.com.
The above program is presented in conjunction with ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987–1993, an exhibition of over 70 politically-charged posters, stickers, and other visual media that emerged during a pivotal moment of AIDS activism in New York City. Organized by the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and the Harvard Art Museum. On view at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts October 15–December 23, 2009.