An afternoon of Entertaining Readings, Show-and-Tell, and Enlightening Conversation with Stephen Massimilla and Myra Kornfeld—with Delectable Edibles and Beverages Included!
DATE AND TIME: April 9, 2016 – 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
EVENT LOCATION: Poets House, Kray Hall
10 River Terrace,New York City, 10282
ADMISSION: Free and Open to the Public. Book purchase strongly encouraged.
Join award-winning poet, artist, and scholar Stephen Massimilla and professional chef and graduate culinary nutrition instructor Myra Kornfeld for a very happy hour all about what poets—from Homer to Rumi to Neruda to Wendell Berry to Elizabeth Alexander to Massimilla and Kornfeld themselves—can teach you about eating well and wisely and getting plenty of satisfaction. “There is no happiness like mine,” exclaims Mark Strand, “I have been eating poetry.”
The gorgeous new book from Tupelo Press, COOKING WITH THE MUSE: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare (Tupelo Press, On Sale April 1, 2016, hardcopy original, $34.95), comprises a complete cookbook, a wide-ranging anthology of culinary poems, and the equivalent of a complete book of new food poems and poetic prose pieces by the authors; it also contains enlightening essays, lore, and notes on the poetry of food. It has been praised by chefs and such poets as Jane Hirshfield, Naomi Shihab Nye, Molly Peacock, and Ellen Bass, who says,
“I have fallen in love with Cooking with the Muse. … I don’t know when a cookbook has been such a good read! I want to give this book to every poet and cook I know.”
Cooking with the Muse and the Poetry of Food will take place on Saturday, April 9th at 3pm at Poet’s House, 10 River Terrace, NYC, 10282. The event is free and open to the public. A scrumptious selection of organic hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and wine will be served.