Last night the Academy of American Poets held a Chancellor's reading at Skirball Center NYU.

It was breathtaking to see these poets read. Jane Hirschfield and Edward Hirsch, Claudia Rankine and Juan Felipe Herrera among others. That is an adjective I think I have never used before to refer to any reading. But if you examine the list of poets from the evening you may understand why. Tonight is an event free and open to the public...what a city AMERICAN POETS PRIZES CEREMONY & RECEPTION, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Celebrate this year’s recipients of the American Poets Prizes, given by the Academy of American Poets, with readings by Brian Blanchfield, Luigi Bonaffini, Rigoberto Gonz├ílez, Robert Hass, Hannah Sanghee Park, and Tracy K. Smith. A public reception with the poets and presenters will follow the ceremony. This event is free and open to the public. The Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, The New School