McNally Jackson, The Onassis Foundation, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Present Cavafy as a Queer Poet, with Richie Hofmann & Stamatina Gregory

April 19th
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art 

This conversation, curated in partnership with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, a historically queer space, welcomes poet Richie Hofmann and the museum’s Director of Curatorial Programs Stamatina Gregory to explore Cavafy’s identity as a gay writer, and his influence on generations of LGTBQIA+ writers, artists, and thinkers.

This event is part of a series of conversations and in-store activations celebrating C. P. Cavafy's impact on modern poetry, his intellectual legacy, and his identity as a queer man who deftly danced between the ancient world and the modern metropolis. McNally Jackson bookstores will be transformed into living invitations for passers by to discover or reconsider Cavafy and his canon. Through National Poetry Month and the duration of the festival, each of McNally Jackson’s seven city-wide locations from Nolita to Laguardia Airport, will house artfully made tiny poetry libraries, window displays dedicated to the poet and his work, and Cavafy-inspired “Author Picks” curated by Festival artists and partners. A limited number of complimentary totes and commemorative bookmarks will be available for free. 



This event will take place at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art located at 26 Wooster Street | New York, NY 10013 CART will be provided for this event. Light refreshments will be offered. This is a mask-optional gathering. Guests are welcomed to wear masks, and masks will be available at the museum front desk. We may provide additional instructions ahead of the event for registered guests. Leslie-Lohman Museum strives to provide a welcoming environment to all visitors. External steps lead to our entrance doors: a wheelchair lift is available. All galleries are wheelchair-accessible, and a single-occupancy accessible restroom is located behind the visitor experience desk: all restrooms are gender-neutral. Large print didactics are available.

To request access accommodations please contact at least one week in advance of your planned visit.

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Richie Hofmann is the author of Second Empire (2015), and A Hundred Lovers (2022). His poetry has appeared recently in the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and The Yale Review. He teaches at Stanford University and lives in Chicago and San Francisco.





Stamatina Gregory is a curator and art historian. They have taught art history, critical theory, and writing at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Parsons/The New School, the School of Visual Arts, and Sotheby's Institute, and have organized exhibitions for institutions including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, the Santa Monica Museum of Art/ICA LA, The Cooper Union, Austrian Cultural Forum, and the 55th Venice Biennale. They are the Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.