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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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Elizabeth Spires on Emily Dickinson
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A wine reception featuring black cake made from Dickinson’s own recipe and a book sale and signing will follow the reading.

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Elizabeth Spires, noted as a poet of serenity and poise, contemplates the wider moments of the world with a cool clarity and grace. She reads from her own poems as well as those of Emily Dickinson for the annual Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute. Spires is the author of six volumes of poetry, most recently The Wave-Maker, as well as several books for children, including The Mouse of Amherst. Spires is a professor of English at Goucher College where she holds a Chair for Distinguished Achievement.

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