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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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Preceding the poetry reading is a free seminar at 5pm.

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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.