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The Fourteenth Young Poets Reading

Wednesday, March 11
8:00 PM

At this year's event we will introduce three up-and-coming young poets.

Beth Bachmann’s most recent volume is CEASE (2018), in which she explores peace as a process and a transient state. It was preceded by Do Not Rise (2015), which won the Alice di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, and Temper (2009). The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in 2016, she teaches at Vanderbilt University as writer-in-residence. 

Adam Fitzgerald’s most recent volume is George Washington (2016), in which he explores American consumerism with affection and dismay. It was preceded by The Late Parade (2013). He teaches at Rutgers University. 

Shane McCrae’s most recent volume is The Gilded Auction Block (2019), in which he looks at a variety of American stories. It was preceded by five other volumes, including Mule (2011), Blood (2013), and In the Language of My Captor (2017), the last a finalist for the National Book Award. The recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he teaches at Columbia University.

Photo credit for Beth Bachmann to Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

This event is free and open to the public, however an RSVP is required at

PLEASE NOTE that members of The National Arts Club are not required to RSVP. A block of seats has been set aside for our members, however seating is first-come, first-served and entry to the event can not be guaranteed. Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the event start time. 


Young Poets Reading
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:00 PM