Dara writes:

Please join me as I host the Sixth Annual Young Poets' Reading at the famous National Arts Club on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 8pm. This event is free and open to the public. The National Arts Club is located at 15 Gramercy Park South (20th Street between Park Avenue South and Irving Place). Number 6 Train at 23rd Street

This year's reading features Dan Chiasson and Brenda Shaughnessy.

Dan Chiasson is the author of four books, most recently a book of poetry, Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon (Knopf, 2010). He is the poetry critic for The New Yorker and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. Chiasson received a B.A. from Amherst College and a Ph. D. from Harvard University. He is Associate Professor of English at Wellesley College.

Brenda Shaughnessy is the author of Human Dark with Sugar, which was a finalist for the 2008 NBCC Award, and Interior with Sudden Joy. Her third book, Our Andromeda, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, McSweeney's, The Nation, The New Yorker, Paris Review, Yale Review and elsewhere. She is Assistant Professor at Rutgers-Newark and lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and daughter.


Thank you everyone who came out for this special evening!

Dara introduces the Sixth Annual Young Poets' Reading at the National Arts Club. 


The poets Brenda Shaughnessy and Dan Chiasson with host Dara Mandle at the National Arts Club.