Celebrate National Poetry Month with a stroll on the High Line at sunset and encounter a series of poetry performances along the park; ten blocks of traditional readings, spoken word, and ASL Poetry. Presented in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets.
Get started with poetry readings by Sarah Gambito, Saeed Jones, Taylor Mali, David Tomas Martinez and Leigh Stein.
Enjoy a performance by top New York artists whose primary language is American Sign Language: Maleni Chaitoo, John McGinty, Lewis Merkin, Lynnette Taylor, Alexandria Wailes and Jon Wolfe-Nelson, based on poems by Darren Fudenske, Douglas Ridloff, David Rivera and Anne Tomasetti. Created by Other Voices.
Witness the creative process unfold as Wendy Chen, Mariama J. Lockington and Camille Rankine reveal writing improvisations projected on large screens.
And get inspired by the powerful spoken word performances of some of the Nuyorican all stars: Lemon Andersen, Nancy Mercado, Maria Rodriguez-Morales, Edwin Torres and Emanuel Xavier.
Join us after for a closing party with National Book award winner Mark Doty, music and (yes!) a cash bar.