Poetry & the Creative Mind is billed as “poetry’s biggest night out.” Not a soiree, not a salon, not a casual get-together. Poetry is pulling out the fancy shoes and getting dolled up. The roster for this year’s thirteenth annual event backs the claim: Notables from across the board gather to perform poems at the Lincoln Center gala. Nick Cannon, Holly Hunter, Kris Kristofferson, Gloria Steinem, Vanessa Williams, and chef Anita Lo will join esteemed others in this benefit for the Academy of American Poets, which founded National Poetry Month in 1966, helping to produce programs that keep poetry in public schools.
Wed., April 15, 6:30 p.m., 2015