What moves people to write poetry, and how do poets transform the fleeting dimension of lived experience into the precarious permanence of poetry? How do poets capture feelings of ecstatic joy and irrecoverable loss without turning such experiences into lifeless, frozen words?
Join us for a special evening with the newly appointed Executive Director and President of the Academy of American Poets Ricardo Alberto Maldonado and renowned NYU University Professor and Rilke expert, Ulrich Baer for a discussion about Rilke, poetry, and creativity. We will examine some of Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke's poems and letters to explore poetry's capacity to find more life within life and deepen our capacity to awaken to existence.
Date and Time: Thursday, September 14, 2023 6:30 PM
Location: Neue Galerie New York, 1048 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028