Poets Linda Pastan & Tracy K. Smith Read at 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
Linda Pastan’s work is wise and her palette wide enough to consider the possibilities and potencies of the human voice, while Tracy K. Smith’s work is noted for its hauntingly elegant language. Together these two poets explore the language of personal and social realms. Pastan, a former Maryland Poet Laureate, is the author of eleven books of poetry, the most recent being Queen of a Rainy Country. Smith is the Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. She is the author of two books of poetry, Duende, winner of the James Laughlin Award, and The Body’s Question, winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize.
A wine reception with a book sale and signing will follow the reading.
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