SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2023 | 2 PM



Members: Free

Non-Members: $10


           Spend your Sunday exploring the work of American Poet Grace Schulman. Again, the Dawn: New and Selected Poems, 1976-2022, is Schulman’s latest book of poems and her crowning achievement to date. Schulman splits her time in New York and East Hampton, drawing inspiration from the hectic urban life and from the contrasting calm beauty of the East End. Again, the Dawn is constructed of poems from eight books and includes a wide variety of new poems. This collection spans across decades but the power of Schulman’s world perspective is as relevant as ever. Schulman ranges through grief, politics, the world, art, and music, as well as human joys and sufferings. She lives in New York City and in East Hampton, though her recent work shows her devotion to the history and culture of our land, especially Springs. She will speak on her life in poetry and her life in the East End and will share new poems inspired by Springs. Following Schulman’s reading will be a Q&A and the afternoon will end with a book signing with books of Again, the Dawn, provided by Canio’s Books.


Schulman joins us on a particularly special Sunday afternoon, her birthday! Be sure to wish her a happy birthday during the signing.




Grace Schulman received the Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in American Poetry and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the author of nine books of poems, including Again, the Dawn: New and Selected Poems, 19762022. Her recent memoir is Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage. Among other honors are the Aiken Taylor Award for poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and five Pushcart Prizes. Distinguished Professor at Baruch College, C.U.N.Y. she is editor of The Poems of Marianne Moore. Schulman is a former Poetry Editor of The Nation and a former Director of the Poetry Center, 92Y.


The Church was established in 2019 by artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik. Housed in a deconsecrated 19th century church, its doors were opened in April 2021. Our mission is to foster creativity and to honor the living history of Sag Harbor as a maker village. The East End represents an exceptional artistic legacy, spanning the practices of indigenous art of several centuries ago, Abstract Expressionists of the mid 20th Century, and the many celebrated writers, makers, musicians, and visual artists of the recent past and current moment. Core programming includes visual art exhibitions, concerts and events, educational programming, workshops, lectures, and an artist’s residency.


The Church   

48 Madison Street   

Sag Harbor, NY 11963    



Grace Schulman, Photo by Beowulf Sheehan 


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