The Masters School Hosts Westchester Poetry Festival – April 6th

3rd Annual Westchester Poetry FestivalRenowned poet and Pulitzer Prize winner RICHARD HOWARD will deliver the keynote reading at the third annual Westchester Poetry Festival. Co-sponsored by The Masters School and The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, the Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 1:00-5:30 p.m. in historic Estherwood Mansion on The Masters School campus.


Mr. Howard has received widespread acclaim for his work as a poet, literary critic, essayist and translator.  His numerous awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the American Book Award, the Harriet Monroe Memorial prize, the Pen Translation Medal, and the Ordre National du Merite from the French Government. For many years he was the poetry editor of the Paris Review and is currently poetry editor of The Western Humanities Review. He served as Poet Laureate of the State of New York from 1993 to 1995.

Yibing Huang (Mai Mang) reads to a small group in last year’s line of up international poets. Also pictured are Lynn Francis and Floyd Cheung.Other writers participating in the Festival include Heather Christle, Peter Covino, Jordan Davis, B.K. Fischer, Douglas Goetsch, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Eva Miodownik Oppenheim, and Lynne Procope. In addition to poetry readings, the event will include a panel discussion by editors from Barrow Street, The Boston Review, The Nation, and Slapering Hol Press.

High school students and adults are welcome to attend. The Festival is open to the public; admission and parking are free of charge.

For more information, please contact Judy Murphy at or 914-479-6419 or The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center at 914-332-5953. Facebook: and Twitter:

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