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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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Union Station Metro is about 5 blocks away, and there seemed to be on-street parking.
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Emotionally articulate, Frank Bidart’s work is subtle and probing. In her own smart, sardonic way, Rae Armantrout tackles the difficult subjects of time, science, and religion. These two poets provide the earnest and the understated in a reading that spans the spectrum. Bidart teaches at Wellesley College and has published six books of poetry, most recently Watching the Spring Festival. His collection Desire was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and National Book Critics Circle Award. Armantrout is a Professor of Writing in the Literature Department at the University of California at San Diego and the author of eight books of poetry. Her most recent works are Next Life and Up to Speed.

 A wine reception with 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.