Sheltering In Stanzas: An Evening of Poetry and the Arts

Remembering that stanza means “room,” Westchester poets will gather to speak to their experiences of poetry and art during the pandemic. In a time of isolation, these writers will share what’s “in the room” for them—the art they turn to as solace, talisman, or polestar—as they navigate this collective moment. The evening will feature poets from across our communities, as well as the Westchester County Poet Laureate, B.K. Fischer, Youth Poet Laureate, Danielle Kohn, and acclaimed writer, Iain Haley Pollock, in celebrating the poetry and art that fills the rooms we inhabit, interior or exterior, imaginative and actual.

This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Please click here to register.

B.K. Fischer is the author of Ceive, forthcoming from BOA Editions, and four previous collections of poetry—Radioapocrypha (2018), My Lover’s Discourse (2018), St. Rage’s Vault (2013), and Mutiny Gallery (2011). She is also the author of a critical study, Museum Mediations: Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry (2006). Her poems and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Kenyon Review, The Nation, Poetry Northwest, Boston Review, Jacket2, FIELD, WSQ, Ninth Letter, Blackbird, Los Angeles Review of Books, Modern Language Studies and elsewhere. She holds a BA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, an MFA in poetry from Columbia University, and a PhD in English and American Literature from New York University. A former poetry editor of Boston Review, she teaches in the School of the Arts at Columbia University. She lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, with her husband and three children, and is currently the poet laureate of Westchester County.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter: ArtsWestchester
Presenter Website: artswestchester.org