Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Mary Jo Bang and David Lehman

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:30 pm, Dia:Chelsea

Event Details

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:30 pm

Dia:Chelsea
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York City 

Readings in Contemporary Poetry curator, Vincent Katz provided an introduction for the evening's reading.

Free for Dia members; $10 general admission; $6 admission for students and seniors 

Advance ticket purchases recommended. Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability. 

Mary Jo Bang

Mary Jo Bang is a poet and teacher who lives and works in Saint Louis. She received an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University, New York. She is the author of seven books of poems, including The Last Two Seconds (Graywolf Press, 2015). Bang is a professor of English at Washington University in Saint Louis.

ME, A CRONICLE

PDF of ME, A CRONICLE 

David Lehman

David Lehman is a poet and teacher who lives and works in New York and Ithaca. He received a PhD in English from Columbia University, New York. He is the author of several collections of poems, including New and Selected Poems (Scribner, 2013). His most recent nonfiction book is Sinatra’s Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World (HarperCollins, 2015).

                                                      Romulus and Remus

 Look for Remus in the index of a book

And you are bound to get “See Romulus

Which is perfectly logical but makes me wonder

About indexes, or indices, and why I prefer the former

As the plural except in a financial context, and how

An index to a book that may not exist may imply

A whole biography, as my friend Paul Violi

Showed in his poem “Index.” My late friend

Paul Violi, whom I still see in the street

Sometimes, walking along at an unhurried pace

So if I walk fast I will catch up to him at the corner

Before the light turns green.