Release of Joan Murray’s Drafts, Fragments, and Poems: The Complete Poetry
Joan Murray died in 1942 due to a congenital heart condition at the age of 25. Her poems left an impression, particularly on W.H. Auden, who awarded her the 1946 Yale Younger Poets prize a few years after her death. Fathi has restored the poems published in 1947, edited by Grant Code, to something much closer to their original form and compiled many of Murray’s letters and previously unpublished poetry. With Mónica de La Torre, Shanna Compton, Katie Fowley, Darcie Dennigan, Yasmin Belkhyr, Savon Williams, and Farnoosh Fathi.
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Accessibility: St. Mark’s Church is wheelchair accessible. Please call The Poetry Project at 212-674-0910 in advance of events to arrange accessibility. Please note on Fridays between 8-9:30pm the wheelchair accessible all gender bathrooms on the ground floor are unavailable because another arts project has performances in the sanctuary. There are All-Gender bathrooms on the second floor of the church. To access Parish Hall, attendees must pass through the main sanctuary and a corridor. There are 2 sets of double doors and two single doors to go through. The smallest of these doors at the end of the corridor is 28.5 inches wide. The Poetry Project will arrange for an ASL interpreter for any event with one week’s advance notice.