East End and New York poets will turn out in force Saturday for one of their own, Harvey Shapiro, who will be remembered through recollections and readings of his work starting at 6 p.m. at Stony Brook Southampton.
Mr. Shapiro, who lived in Brooklyn and East Hampton, was the author of numerous collections of poems, his most recent being “The Sights Along the Harbor,” from 2006. He was an editor at The New York Times Magazine and, from 1975 to 1983, the editor of The Times Book Review. He died on Jan. 7 at the age of 88.
Joining family members and former students in the Duke Lecture Hall will be the poets Grace Schulman, Simon Perchik, Kimiko Hahn, Geoffrey O’Brien, Kathryn Levy, Fran Castan, Robert Hershon, and Star Black, among others. Bill Henderson of the Pushcart Prize and Press will read, as will Kathryn Szoka of Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor.
A video will be shown, and there will be a reception after the readings. A tribute to Mr. Shapiro appears on B1 this week.