Poets Marie Howe and Bob Hicok at the Folger Theatre
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The last date listed for Folger Poetry: Marie Howe and Bob Hicok was Tuesday February 17, 2009 / 7:30pm.
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Celebrate Emily Dickinson's 183rd birthday with Peter Gizzi (Threshold Songs), a poet who has been called Dickinson's modern-day heir. Gizzi will be discussing the great American poet's legacy, in addition to reading from his own work. Hovering between grief and joy, the abstract and the concrete, Gizzi's poetry explores the hardships and pleasures in life. A former poetry editor for The Nation, Gizzi has garnered numerous awards and fellowships, and has taught at Brown and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Learn More
Katharine Zadravec Memorial Reading
Marie Howe's poetry is intimate and often elegiac, achieving both introspection and perspective. Bob Hicok's poems are soulful, reflective, and humanistic gems. Howe teaches Creative Writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia, and New York University. She is the author of three volumes of poetry, Kingdom of Ordinary Time, The Good Thief, and What the Living Do, and the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. Hicok is an Assistant Professor of English at Virginia Tech and has published five books of poetry, the latest being This Clumsy Living.
A wine reception with a book sale and signing will follow the reading.
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