Award-Winning Poet David Rivard at the Folger Theatre
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History, myth and a contemporary wit are frequent bedfellows in Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy's work. A celebrated and award-winning poet, writer and playwright, Duffy has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, among others, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009, the first woman to hold the position. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture and Jubilee Lines. For this appearance, she'll read selections from her own work and from her favorite works by others. Learn More
“A restless, original talent.” That’s how Hardison Prize judge Tom Sleigh describes David Rivard. Sleigh goes on to say, “the poems I’ve seen…rank him in my mind as one of the best poets now writing.”
David Rivard’s poems and essays have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and TriQuarterly. David Rivard’s latest work is Sugartown (Graywolf Press, 2006). Recently, The Washington Post Book World wrote, “Sugartown moves through familiar material, like the way a good mood and a good memory can make life seem rich and even death nearly acceptable. These street-wise, book-wise, eloquent poems have a bracing sureness and scope.”
Rivard’s other work includes Bewitched Playground, Wise Poison (which won the James Laughlin Award of The Academy of American Poets) and Torque, which won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize.
David Rivard teaches at Tufts University and in the MFA Writing Program at Vermont College.
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