An Evening of Love Poems with Alex Dimitrov, Deborah Landau, and Ocean Vuong

February 27th
McNally Jackson Seaport
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Join us for an evening of love poems, featuring readings by celebrated poets including Alex Dimitrov, Deborah Landau, and Ocean Vuong.

From the romantic to the erotic to the platonic, to the love of nature to the love of self, love has forever been one of poetry's favorite subjects. Join us for a life-affirming lineup of words and sentiment, with poets whose varied take on the subject will add up to an evening at once entertaining, enlightening, and evocative.

McNally Jackson is thrilled to co-sponsor this event with the NYU Creative Writing Program. Their outstanding faculty including Catherine Barnett, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Safran Foer, Garth Greenwell, Terrance Hayes, Uzodinma Iweala, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Katie Kitamura, Hari Kunzru, Deborah Landau, Raven Leilani, Joyce Carol Oates, Sharon Olds, Claudia Rankine, Matthew Rohrer, Parul Sehgal, Darin Strauss, Brandon Taylor, and Ocean Vuong has distinguished itself for over thirty years as a leading national center for the study of literature and writing. For more information, please visit

Alex Dimitrov is the author of three books of poetry including, Love and Other Poems, Together and by Ourselves, Begging for It, and the chapbook American Boys. His poems have been published in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Paris Review, and Poetry. With Dorothea Lasky he co-founded Astro Poets and is the co-author of Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac. He teaches at NYU and writes the endless poem “Love” on Twitter, one tweet a day.




Deborah Landau is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Skeletons, which was named one of the New Yorker’s “Best Books of 2023.” Her honors include the Believer Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, The Atlantic, New York Review of Books, The Nation, Poetry, CNN, the New York Times, and three volumes of The Best American Poetry. She is a Professor at NYU, where she directs the Creative Writing Program.
Ocean Vuong is the author of The New York Times bestselling novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, out from Penguin Press (2019) and forthcoming in 30 languages. A recipient of a 2019 MacArthur "Genius" Grant, he is also the author of the critically acclaimed poetry collections Time is a Mother (Penguin Press, 2022) and Night Sky with Exit Wounds, a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Vuong's writings have been featured in The Atlantic, Granta, Harpers, The Nation, The New Republic, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Paris Review, the Village Voice, and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. Ocean Vuong joined the NYU Creative Writing Program as a tenured Professor in Fall 2022.


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