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    A Sunday afternoon celebration of Gerard Manley Hopkins's poetry

    3:30 p.m. at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker) ⁄ New York, NY 10012


    Poet and professor of English at Barnard College, Margaret R. “Peggy” Ellsberg has edited a new anthology of the poetry and prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins, the great experimental poet and Jesuit priest. Published by Plough, The Gospel in Gerard Manley Hopkins has an introduction by Dana Gioia, poet laureate of California.

    Bob Holman, Jennifer Franklin, Homa Zarghamee, William Sharpe, and other esteemed New York poets and critics helped celebrate the release of the book by reading short passages from Hopkins's poetry to a full house.

    Some photos from the event, and a video clip of Bob Holman reading Hopkins:

    Peggy Ellsberg reading from her book.

    Peggy Ellsberg reading from The Gospel in Gerard Manley Hopkins.

    Peggy Ellsberg at the Bowery Poetry Club.
    Peggy Ellsberg with poets and authors at the Bowery Poetry Club.

    Left to right: Homa Zarghamee, Jennifer Franklin, Bob Holman, Christina Ellsberg, Margaret R. Ellsberg, Nicholas Ellsberg, Gillian Adler, Joan Falk, William Sharpe

    Bob Holman reads from “God's Grandeur”

    Bob Holman reading Hopkins