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09/17/2015 04:10 PM EDT

Thursday, September 24, 7:00 PM

An event to honor the 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, who passed away in February. Participants include Kate Daniels, Toi Derricotte, Edward Hirsch, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dorianne Laux, Mari L’Esperance, Paul Mariani, Jane Mead, Tomas Q. Morin, Sharon Olds, Tom Sleigh, Gerald Stern, and David St. John. The event will also feature the 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, Juan Felipe Herrera. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Academy of American Poets; Cave Canem Foundation; Cooper Union; NYU Creative Writing Program; Penguin Random House; Poets House; Poetry Society of America; Queens College; Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd Street Y.

Location: Cooper Union (The Great Hall) 7 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
Contact: (202) 707-5394