Folger Poetry Series: Top Poets Read From and Discuss Their Work
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The last date listed for Folger Poetry Series was Monday January 11, 2010 / 7:30pm (Kim Addonizio and Kyle Dargan).
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The event was well attended and there were many poets in the audience. Both poets were interesting;I really enjoyed Kim Addonizio's poems because she has an uncanny way of mixing the mundane with politics.
The Folger has the perfect intimate setting required for a poetry reading.
During their 41st season of readings and conversations, Folger Poetry continues to bring poets to the Washington, DC area whose language peels back the layers of everyday to reconnect us to what is essential in our lives.
Among the hundreds of distinguished readers who have shared their work on the Folger stage include: Octavio Paz, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, W. S. Merwin, Adrienne Rich, Yusef Komunyakaa, James Merrill, Frank Bidart, Robert Pinsky, Derek Walcott, Hayden Carruth, Rita Dove, Seamus Heaney, Sterling Brown, Denise Levertov, June Jordan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Sonia Sanchez, and James Dickey .
After each reading a moderated conversation presents an opportunity for poets and poetry-lovers to engage in a deeper discussion about the work.
Each year, Folger Poetry presents eight to ten poetry events in the Folger’s Elizabethan Theatre, followed by wine receptions and book signings in the Great Hall. From traditional poetry readings, to multimedia presentations of poetry among the arts, to eclectic combinations of lecture, conversation and performance, Folger Poetry is committed to expanding the contexts in which poetry is experienced.
*January 11: Kim Addonizio & Kyle Dargan *
Folger Poetry celebrates Poet Lore’s 120 years as a prominent literary journal and Beltway Poetry Quarterly’s ten years as an online journal with a reading by poets who have been published in their pages. Kim Addonizio is the author of four poetry collections including Tell Me, a National Book Award Finalist and, recently, Lucifer at the Starlite. She is joined by Kyle Dargan, who teaches creative writing and literature at American University and is the author of The Listening and Bouquet of Hungers.
Conversation with the editors of Poet Lore and Beltway Poetry Quarterly moderated by Jon West-Bey, director of the American Poetry Museum.