By Adam Hetrick 03 Apr 2008
Actors Brian Dennehy and Mark Strong will read the poetry of American writers Robert Frost and Robert Lowell for the New York Public Library's Council of Conservators on April 7.
Dennehy and Strong will join Irish theater producer and writer Josephine Hart for the 7 PM evening of poetry. Hart, who has presented her British Library poetry readings to great acclaim in the U.K., brings the series to America for the first time. The program also celebrates the publication of Hart's book, "Catching Life by the Throat: How to Read a Poem and Why."
A 6:30 PM reception will precede the 7 PM readings. The Conservators Program, which directly supports the Library's Annual Fund, is a membership group of nearly 800 individuals.
Dennehy is a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actor's Guild Award, Tony Award and London stage Olivier Award winner for his performance in Death of a Salesman and also won the Tony Award for his performance in Long Day's Journey Into Night. He most recently appeared in the Public Theater staging of Richard Nelson's Conversations in Tusculum, and will head to Stratford Stage in a double bill of Hughie and Krapp's Last Tape.