Join David Lehman and Frédéric Bouché for a summer evening of:
Poetry & Port
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Ports of New York Winery
815 Taber Street
Sample Ports of New York’s delicious white or red Meleau wine while listening to David Lehman read his award-winning translations of poetry by Charles Baudelaire, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Henri Michaux. Frédéric Bouché will treat you to poems in their original French, all in the intimate space where he crafts wines unique to the Finger Lakes.
David Lehman is the creator and series editor of the annual Best American Poetry anthology, now in its twenty-sixth year. He edited The Oxford Book of American Poetry and is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently New and Selected Poems (Scribner, 2013). He was awarded the Virginia Quarterly Review Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry for his translation of Guillaume Apollinaire’s “Zone.”
Frédéric Bouché is the owner and winemaker of Ports of New York, where he produces the bold red and elegant white “fortified” Meleau wines using the traditional method associated with the production of Port. Bouché built his winery from the ground up, using salvaged materials for much of the building's façade. He maintains a small but fascinating museum which includes winemaking materials passed down in his French winemaking family for several generations. Arrive at 7:30 for a brief tour.
Books and Port will be for sale.