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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, created in honor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is awarded annually by Waywiser Press for a poetry collection by a poet who has published no more than one poetry collection. It includes publication with a $3,000 prize.  2009 recipient Matthew Ladd will be joined by prize judge Rosanna Warren for this paired reading, introduced and moderated by Waywiser Press Editor-in-Chief Philip Hoy.

Matthew Ladd is the 2009 Anthony Hecht Prize Winner for his collection The Book of Emblems, which will be published in the fall of 2010. His poems have appeared in such journals as the Paris Review, Yale Review, and Virginia Quarterly. He has also written criticism for the American Scholar, The Humanist, and the Threepenny Review, among other publications.

Rosanna Warren is the author of Departure; Stained Glass, which was named the Lamont Poetry Selection by the Academy of American Poets; Each Leaf Shines Separate; and Snow Day. She is Emma MacLachlan Metcalf Professor of the Humanities at Boston University.

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