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6th Annual Poets Forum to feature Naomi Shihab Nye and Craig Morgan Teicher!

Every fall, poets and readers alike gather in New York City for the Poets Forum, a three-day celebration of poetry hosted by the American Academy of Poets. This year, the 6th annual Poets Forum will take place October 18-20 on the campuses of New York University and The New School, and will feature over 30 major American poets, including BOA poets Naomi Shihab Nye and Craig Morgan Teicher! Forum events include a Chancellor's reading by the Academy's fifteen Chancellors (including Nye), a series of discussion panels with major poets on topics and issues in contemporary poetry, guided walking tours revisiting the histories of writers like E. E. Cummings and Walt Whitman, and a launch party for the newly revised 43rd edition of American Poet journal. In this truly impressive continuation of an intellectual tradition, Nye and Teicher will join an array of distinguished poets from across the American poetry landscape, including Mark Doty, Juan Felipe Herrera, Jane Hirshfield, and Sharon Olds, to name a few. More detailed information regarding this po-epic event is currently available online at www.poets.org/poetsforum, the website of the Academy of American Poets, including a complete schedule of events, a full list of participating poets, ticket purchasing information, and audio/video archives of past Forum events and author readings. Be sure to check it out, and we hope to see you there! Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet, essayist, anthologist, and recipient of writing fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Witter Bynner Foundation/Library of Congress. Author or editor of more than thirty volumes, her most recent collection of poems is Transfer (BOA Editions 2011), which was a finalist for the 2012 Arab-American Book Award. Her collection 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was selected as a National Book Award finalist in 2002, and her collection Honeybee was awarded an Arab-American Book Award. Books by Naomi Shihab Nye Craig Morgan Teicher is a poet, critic, freelance writer, and poetry editor and director of digital operations at Publishers Weekly. His newest work, To Keep Love Blurry, was published this fall by BOA. Teicher's first book of poems, Brenda Is In The Room And Other Poems, was chosen by Paul Hoover as winner of the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry and was published by the Center for Literary Publishing. Cradle Book (BOA 2010) is his first collection of short stories and fables. Books by Craig Morgan Teicher

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