Venue Details

216 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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http://www.folger.edu/woSummary.cfm?woid=471

Description

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.

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.