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The Inferno of Dante Alighieri: A Reading

April 13 @ 9:00 pm

- Free

The Inferno, the opening section of Dante Alighieri’s medieval masterpiece the Divine Comedy, begins on the evening of the Maundy Thursday Vigil. The annual reading of selections from the Inferno brings listeners and participants into the “dark woods” of Dante’s haunting vision. This dramatic literary event takes place in the Crossing of the Cathedral, with selected Cantos read by honored guests, distinguished poets, eminent translators, visiting scholars, and Inferno reading regulars.

Please note that the Maundy Thursday Eucharist concludes shortly before the start of the Inferno reading and calls for a moment of darkness. We ask guests to please wait in the Cathedral’s Narthex until the lights return.

Visit the American Poets Corner page for more information on annual poetry events at the Cathedral.

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Date:
April 13
Time:
9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.stjohndivine.org/visit/calendar/events/poetry/15844/the-inferno-of-dante-alighieri-a-reading-4

Organizer

Cathedral of St John the Divine
Phone:
212-316-7540
Website:
http://stjohndivine.org/

Venue

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue, at W. 112th Street
New York, NY 10025 United States
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Phone:
212-316-7540