Poet Edward Hirsch in Conversation 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
Quotes & Highlights
“It takes a brave poet to follow Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Milton into the abyss…Hirsch’s poems [are] compassionate, reverential, sometimes relievingly ruthless.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
Read Hirsch’s poem “Fall,” and listen to Hirsch read “Lay Back the Darkness” aloud.
Edward Hirsch’s work is full of wonder and joy and brings others to knowing, understanding, and loving poetry. His poetry collections include most recently The Living Fire_ and Special Orders_. He is also the author of the prose volumes The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration_; Responsive Reading_; the national bestseller How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry; and Poet’s Choice, which collects two years’ worth of his weekly essay-letters that ran in Washington Post Book World. In 2008, he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Introduced and conversation moderated by poet Judith Harris.
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