Join the Academy of American Poets for an unforgettable evening as some of the most acclaimed poets of our day come together on one stage to read from their latest work. Readers include Victor Hernández Cruz, Marilyn Hacker, Lyn Hejinian, Edward Hirsch, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Ron Padgett, Marie Ponsot, Carl Phillips, Robert Pinsky, Kay Ryan, Gerald Stern, Susan Stewart and C. K. Williams. This event kicks off the Poets Forum (October 28-30) in New York to explore the ever-changing landscape of contemporary poetry. Highlights of the annual Poets Forum include in-depth discussions with an array of distinguished poets as well as readings, publication parties and literary walking tours throughout Manhattan. For more information visit www.poets.org/poetsforum.