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Join us for a reading by Yusef Komunyakaa and other renowned poets and scholars, preceded by a day of events at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House. Co-presented with NYU Creative Writing Program, with support from the PEN World Voices Festival and the Poetry Foundation. Free and open to the public. 10 – 11:30 am: NYU Lillian Vernon House Morning Share: Stories, Lessons and Reflections from Working with Yusef Komunyakaa featuring Cornelius Eady, Brian Francis, Pamela Knowles, Jerome Ellison Murphy, Dante Micheaux, Sharon Olds, Hermine Pinson, Nicole Sealey and Soren Stockman. 12 – 1:30 pm: NYU Lillian Vernon House Love in the Time of War: Art as a Tool for Reflecting Violent Realities and a Strategy for Imagining Peace featuring Maurice Emerson Decaul, Toi Derricotte, Tyehimba Jess, Kevin Young and Javier Zamora. 3 – 4:30 pm: NYU Lillian Vernon House How Deep the Heart Runs: Yusef Komunyakaa’s Former Students Read featuring Amanda Calderon, Michael Collins, Rio Cortez, DéLana R.A. Dameron, Alysia Nicole Harris, Ishion Hutchinson, Daria-Ann Martineau, Dante Micheaux, John Murillo and Jenny Xie. 7 – 9:30 pm: NYU Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion Speaking Joy and Pain: A Tribute to Yusef Komunyakaa Culminating Reading featuring Yusef Komunyakaa, Tomás Doncker, Tyehimba Jess, Gregory Pardlo, Sharon Olds and Hermine Pinson.