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speak_city.JPGTomorrow night at 6:30 p.m., the Tenement Museum is hosting a talk as part of a celebration of National Poetry Month. Poet Stephen Wolf will be leading a reading and panel discussion inspired by an anthology that he has edited, I Speak of the City: Poems of New York. The panel includes Kevin Coval, Christopher Hurt, Grace Schulman, and they will be reading works by Whitman, Hughes, Ginsberg, and others.

According to the Museum’s site: “Poems about New York have their own restless rhythm and ever-changing style, much like the city itself. They capture the major moments and daily doings of New York, from immigrant experiences at Ellis Island to the rush and pull of Broadway. The city never sounded so good.”

The event will be held at the Tenement Museum Shop, 108 Orchard Street at Delancey. RSVP for the session by sending an e-mail to events@tenement.org

You can read poems from the collection on the Tenement Museum Blog.