I’ve been trying to get Sharon Olds to take part in Page Meets Stage for over a decade, but apparently the secret trick was to use Ocean Vuong as bait because “I can’t say no to Ocean,” as Sharon confessed to me. The two will meet as part of Page Meets Stage on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at 6 pm. And for this special event, we have moved to a larger theater:
18 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10012
VIP tickets for this event are $25 but are limited. They are available only through The Sheen Center and are available here.
Page Meets Stage was born in 2005 when Billy Collins and I read together for the first time. The series, often called “where the Pulitzer Prize meets the poetry slam,” is like no other poetry reading series anywhere. Two different poets, one who writes primarily for the page and another who is more performance oriented, take the stage together and read back and forth, poem for poem. It is not a slam or competition in any way. Check out YouTube to see some of the more memorable moments in the series, or go to www.PageMeetsStage.com for the complete schedule.