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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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Two Pulitzer Prize-winning poets, both firmly ensconced in the American South, read from their latest works, which forage resonant gems from a past both personal and public. Claudia Emerson’s emotional poise renders her work a beautifully transcendent clarity, and Natasha Trethewey’s comprehensive skill with form allows her lush language to probe history’s darker secrets with an acute and deft grace.

Emerson is the author of four books, including Late Wife, which received the 2006 Pulitzer Prize. She is a Professor of English and Arrington Distinguished Chair in Poetry at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Trethewey is the author of Native Guard, which won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, and two other award-winning collections. She is the Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair Professor of Poetry at Emory University.

A wine reception with a book sale and signing will follow the reading.

About the Ticket Supplier: Folger Theatre

Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts.

The Folger’s Elizabethan Theatre, modeled after the innyard theatres popular in Shakespeare’s day, hosts more than 40,000 audience members each year. It presents a full calendar of performances and programs, from the Helen Hayes Award-winning Folger Theatre productions and Folger Poetry readings to early music concerts by the Folger Consort and family activitie.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.