There are a large number of poetry related events going on this weekend in New York through the Poets Forum, featuring poets such as Frank Bidart, Louise Glück, Robert Pinsky, and Gary Snyder, among others. For more information check out http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/380. Tomorrow there are 4 different sessions, each focusing on contemporary poetry. It should be a great chance to see many of our top poets discuss contemporary work.
"Some of the most important poets of our time explore questions central to poetry today. Participants in the four intimate panels will include Frank Bidart, Victor Hernández Cruz, Louise Glück, Lyn Hejinian, Sharon Olds, Ron Padgett, Carl Phillips, Robert Pinsky, Kay Ryan, Gary Snyder, Gerald Stern, Susan Stewart, Ellen Bryant Voigt, C. K. Williams, and moderators Timothy Donnelly, James Longenbach, Maureen N. McLane, and Tree Swenson."