The Paris Review: Poetry Rx Live

The Paris Review: Poetry Rx Live

Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, Claire Schwartz

Saturday · June 8, 2019

Doors: 3:30 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

$15 GA / $10 Student/Veteran

This event is 21 and over

Front Bar opens at 2:30pm

Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.


The Paris Review: Poetry Rx Live
The Paris Review: Poetry Rx Live

Dear Poets, Can you suggest a poem to help me start moving forward? Dear Poets, Is there a poem that captures the slow melancholy of a rainy day? Dear Poets, Is there a poem that holds all the hope I hold for the future? Dear Poets, I’m queer, I’m queer, I’m so queer and so closeted. Help.

In The Paris Review's beloved online column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion or problem, and our resident poets—Sarah KayKaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz—take turns prescribing the perfect poem to match. On June 8 at 4 P.M., these star poets will take the stage and fix you with poetry, LIVE at the Bell House.

Buy your tickets and then submit your own question to — there's a good chance your question will be chosen the night of the event! (All submissions will be anonymous.)


Sarah Kay
Sarah Kay
Sarah Kay is a poet, performer, and educator from New York City. She is best known for her talk at the 2011 TED conference, which garnered two standing ovations and has been seen over eleven million times online. She has also been a featured performer at the United Nations, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Royal Danish Theater, and hundreds of other venues around the world. Her poetry can be found on Netflix tv shows, Uniqlo t-shirts, and bookstore shelves. She is the author of four best-selling books of poetry including “B,” “The Type,” “No Matter the Wreckage,” and “All Our Wild Wonder.” Sarah shares a weekly column at the Paris Review Online with poets Kaveh Akbar & Claire Schwartz. She is the founder and co-director of Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry to entertain, educate, and inspire students and teachers worldwide.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215