Memorial Reading for Paul Violi


Please join us as we remember the life and work of Paul Violi.  Paul wrote eleven books of poetry, including Overnight, Fracas, The Curious Builder, and Likewise, from Hanging Loose Press, and a selection of his longer poems, Breakers, from Coffee House Press. He taught in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and in the graduate writing program at New School University. Violi was an interim Artistic Director for The Poetry Project and a frequent featured reader and contributor the the Newsletter.  With Tony Towle, Charles North, Eileen Myles, Bob Hershon, Donna Brook, David Lehman, David Shapiro, Michael Quattrone, Karen Koch, George Green, Reagan Upshaw, Ed Friedman, Amy Lawless, Allison Power, Andrew McCarron, Bill Zavatsky & Mark Statman. FREE

Read his poem “It’s a Wonderful Life” from The Poetry Project Newsletter, #97, March 1983:  violi_office011