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Sarah Lawrence College Hosting Poetry Festival

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YONKERS, N.Y. – Fifteen nationally acclaimed poets plan to participate in Sarah Lawrence College’s 12th annual poetry festival.

The festival, which is free and run entirely by students, will be held Friday through Saturday.

“We are very excited to welcome acclaimed poets Marilyn Hacker, PEN Award winner for poetry in translation and numerous other honors, poet and best-selling memoirist Nick Flynn, Jamaal May, whose book Hum has won the Beatrice Hawley Award and the ALA Notable Book Award, and Patricia Smith, winner of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress and the 2013 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, among many others” Brynn Downing, a second-year graduate student who, along with a committee of other students, is directing the festival.

“We will also welcome back to campus undergraduate alumni Rickey Laurentiis, recipient of a 2013 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2012 Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and Aja Monet, the youngest individual to win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title.”

The festival will also include classes and panel discussions on the craft of poetry and publishing poetry.

Local presses can participate in a book fair.

Tickets are free, but some events require advance registration to guarantee a seat.

For more information, visit the Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival website .

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