The Way We Live Now: Hilton Als and America’s Poets

Hilton Als in Conversation with Saskia Hamilton and Kathleen Chalfant

Photo credit: Hilton Als/Ali Smith

Join The New Yorker‘s Hilton Als as he continues his residency exploring the ways poets and poetry reflect contemporary American life.

Poet Saskia Hamilton discusses her upcoming book, The Dolphin Letters, featuring the correspondence between one of the most famous couples of 20th-century literature: Elizabeth Hardwick and Robert Lowell. It focuses on the last seven years of Lowell’s life, a time of personal crisis–and creative innovation, for both writers. Acclaimed actress Kathleen Chalfant joins to read excerpts.

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Co-presented by the Academy of American Poets.











When: Wed., May 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Where: The Greene Space
44 Charlton St.
646-829-4000
Price: $20
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Hilton Als in Conversation with Saskia Hamilton and Kathleen Chalfant

Photo credit: Hilton Als/Ali Smith

Join The New Yorker‘s Hilton Als as he continues his residency exploring the ways poets and poetry reflect contemporary American life.

Poet Saskia Hamilton discusses her upcoming book, The Dolphin Letters, featuring the correspondence between one of the most famous couples of 20th-century literature: Elizabeth Hardwick and Robert Lowell. It focuses on the last seven years of Lowell’s life, a time of personal crisis–and creative innovation, for both writers. Acclaimed actress Kathleen Chalfant joins to read excerpts.

Special for Thought Gallery readers: get 50% off with promo code POETRY

Co-presented by the Academy of American Poets.

Buy tickets/get more info now