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Princeton Poetry Festival (Day One)

The Princeton Poetry Festival is a two-day biennial event presented through the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Performance Central series, organized by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Princeton professor Paul Muldoon. Featured poets include Zang Di, Eleanor Goodman, Amal Kassir, Hester Knibbe, Michael Longley, Nikola Madzirov, Robert Pinsky (with Laurence Hobgood), Jacquelyn Pope, Ana Ristović, Víctor Rodríguez-Núñez, Sjón, and Karen Solie. A previously scheduled appearance by poet Ellen Bass has been cancelled. (View poet bios here)

Thursday, October 5 – Friday, October 6 at the Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

For a detailed schedule of events, please see below. Note: schedule subject to change.

The festival is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations required.


12:00 p.m.  |   GALA OPENING READING
Introduction by Paul Muldoon

1:15 p.m.  |  INTERMISSION

1:30 p.m.  |  PANEL: Verse and Adversity (1)
Moderated by Paul Muldoon

  • Amal Kassir
  • Michael Longley
  • Ana Ristovic
  • Sjón
  • Zang Di

2:45 p.m.  |  INTERMISSION

3:00 p.m.  |  READING
Introduced by Susan Wheeler

  • Hester Knibbe / Jacquelyn Pope
  • Nikola Madzirov
  • Víctor Rodríguez-Núñez
  • Karen Solie

4:15 p.m.  |  INTERMISSION

4:30 p.m.  |  POEMJAZZ
Introduced by Michael Dickman

Thursday, October 5 12:00 pm — 6:00 pm

Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center

Paul Muldoon