If you live in or around New York City, come down to Poets House at 10 River Terrace at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 30, for a Celebration of Robert Lax on his 103rd birthday. I’ll be sharing stories about Lax and reading some of his poems, along with poet and former Lax literary assistant John Beer and poet Stacey Tran. Lax’s niece and literary executor, Marcia Kelly, will be in attendance too. It should be a wonderful evening of great poetry, fellowship and reminiscences. The cost is: $10, $7 for seniors & students, free for Poets House members.
Note: We were hoping we’d have copies available of New Directions’ reissue of Lax’s classic collection 33 Poems, but publication has been delayed until next February. We’ll have advance copies for you to look at, though.