> Scenes from the BAP 2011 Launch After Party


For the eighth straight year the New School Writing Program hosted the Best American Poetry launch reading in the spacious confines of Tishman Auditorium on 12th Street in New York City. Kevin Young, the guest editor of the 2011 volume, came up from Atlanta to join series editor David Lehman and several of the volume's contributors in this much anticipated yearly event. Following the reading, Star Black (Velleity's Shade, Saturnalia Books, 2010) captured many of the poets and their friends as they celebrated at the nearby Cafe Loup.
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