On September 24, 2009. at 7 PM, in the New School's Tishman Auditorium (66 West 12 Street, ground floor), series editor David Lehman will host a gala launch reading for The Best American Poetry 2009, and it's free so we hope everyone will come except for freeloading ill-mannered creeps but there aren't any of those, are there, in the soi-disant poetry "community."
Among the contributors to BAP 2009 who have agreed to take past I mean take art I mean take part (steady, girl) are
Mark Doty, Margaret Gibson, Douglas Goetsch, Michael Grabell, Dolores Hayden, Jennifer Michael Hecht reading the late Sarah Hannah's "The Safe House," Richard Howard, Tina Kelley, Phillis Levin, James Richardson, Mitch Sisskind, Tom Sleigh, Craig Morgan Teicher, Matthew Zapruder.
I'll be there! Look for me.
-- Molly Arden