The Universe in Verse 2018 @ Pioneer Works, Brooklyn [28 April]

The Universe in Verse 2018

18:00 - 21:00

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Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231
After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Brain Pickings once again joins forces with Pioneer Works and The Academy of American Poets and to host «The Universe in Verse» — an evening of science-inspired poems read by artists, writers, scientists, and musicians, part protest and part celebration, with all proceeds benefiting the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council).

This year’s «Universe in Verse» celebrates the Earth — from the oceans and trees and volcanos to bees and kale and the armadillo — with poems by Maya Angelou, Adrienne Rich, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Lucille Clifton, Dylan Thomas, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elizabeth Bishop, Denise Levertov, Walt Whitman, and more, read by musicians Amanda Palmer, Zoe Keating, Sean Ono Lennon, and Jewel, astrophysicists Janna Levin and Natalie Batalha, authors A.M. Homes and James Gleick, artist Maira Kalman, bryologist Robin Wall Kimmerer, and actors, writers, and directors America Ferrera, Anna Deavere Smith, and John Cameron Mitchell. Three of the great poets of our time — Jane Hirshfield, Marie Howe, and Diane Ackerman — will read their own work. Gracing the evening will be an original poem by Neil Gaiman, composed for the occasion, and a special musical surprise.

To make the event both more egalitarian and more welcoming of generosity in raising funds for the NRDC, this year we are experimenting with pay-what-you-can ticketing, at three suggested levels — $10, $25 (last year’s ticket price), and $100 — to be chosen based on your financial ability and desire for contribution, by an honor system.

Join us for some truth, beauty, and substantive good.

Doors at 6pm, show 7-9pm.
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