Poets and Novelists and Filmmakers, Oh My!

On March 26, Poets@Pace presents A Celebration of Kenneth Koch, featuring poets Ron Padgett, David Shapiro, Anne Waldman, Tony Towle, Mark Statman, and Jordan Davis; novelist Siri Hustvedt; and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch.

Kenneth Koch’s career as an avant-garde poet, playwright, operetta librettist, fiction writer, and collaborator with visual artists and movie makers spanned more than 50 years. He was a leading member—along with John Ashbery, Frank O’Hara, and James Schuyler—of what came to be known as The New York School of poets. Koch received many coveted honors and awards for his work, and his legendary poetry classes at Columbia University and The New School produced a number of well-known writers.

On March 26, Poets@Pace will celebrate Koch and his work with readings from poets Ron Padgett, David Shapiro, Anne Waldman, Tony Towle, Mark Statman, and Jordan Davis; novelist Siri Hustvedt (What I Loved); and filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the NYC Campus.

This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.

Poets@Pace is organized by Pace Poet-in-Residence Charles North and sponsored by the Office of the Provost. For more information, contact cnorth@pace.edu.