Venue Details

250 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
Venue website Get directions
48 events
36 reviews
38 stars
Consort's CD's available for sale.
star this tip starred
48 events
36 reviews
38 stars
Union Station Metro is about 5 blocks away, and there seemed to be on-street parking.
star this tip starred
View all 304 tips
More Information

Quotes & Highlights

Preceding the poetry reading is a free seminar at 5pm.


Mary Kinzie, recipient of the 2008 O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize, reads from her body of work.

The prize is given in memory of former Folger Shakespeare Library Director O. B. Hardison, Jr., who founded the Folger Poetry series. The $10,000 prize honors a poet whose art and teaching demonstrate great imagination and daring.

Kinzie is the author of seven poetry collections, including the new collection of poems and lyrical essays, California Sorrow. She has written two volumes of critical essays, The Cure of Poetry in an Age of Prose and The Judge Is Fury, as well as A Poet’s Guide to Poetry, a critical handbook on poetry and prosody. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, Kinzie is a professor at Northwestern University where, since 1979, she has served as head of the creative writing program.

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.