A Celebration for Siv Cedering

The Swedish-born poet spent much of her adult life on the East End

   Poets House, a national archive in Manhattan of 50,000 volumes of poetry, will host a celebration next Thursday evening of the life of Siv Cedering, a Swedish-born poet who spent much of her adult life on the East End.
    Poems by Ms. Cedering, who died five years ago at her farm in Sagaponack, appear in more than 200 anthologies, textbooks, and magazines. She wrote fiction as well — her first novel won the Best Book of the Year award in Sweden — and was also an accomplished artist and sculptor. Her books are part of the Poets House permanent library.
    The event will begin with a reading of Ms. Cedering’s short stories, directed by her daughter Cedering Fox. Readings of her poetry by the poets Philip Appleman, Janice Bishop, Fran Castan, Lucas Hunt, Daniel Thomas Moran, and Harris Yulin will follow. The presentation of her sculpture “Blueprint for an Ascension,” to be dedicated by her husband, Hans Van de ­Bovenkamp, and placed on permanent display at Poets House, will conclude the ceremonies.
    The free event, from 6 to 8 p.m., will be followed by a reception. Poets House is at 10 River Terrace, which is on the Hudson River near Battery Park City, with a view toward the Statue of Liberty.