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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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http://www.folger.edu/woSummary.cfm?wotypeid=4&season=c&woid=407

Quotes & Highlights

“(Stern’s) poems are not only great poems, memorable ones, but ones that get into your heart and stay there.” —-Toi Derricotte
“What a hammer, what a velvet wrecking ball, what a rip tooth saw (Ross Gay’s) Against Which is!” —Thomas Lux

Description

Rich in metaphor, Gerald Stern’s poems brim with light and darkness, sing with personal history and revelation, and teem with praise and mourning for the everyday life.  His books of poetry include Everything Is Burning_, American Sonnets_, Last Blue: Poems, and This Time: New and Selected Poems, which won the National Book Award. In 2005, he received the Wallace Stevens Award for mastery in the art of poetry.

In Ross Gay’s first book, Against Which, his poetry embraces the physicality of a violent and dark world with emotionally searing language. Evocative and vibrant, his is a new and welcomed voice.

Conversation moderated by Maryland Poet Laureate Michael Glaser.  A reception with wine, cheese, and chocolate will follow.

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.