This reading is co-sponsored with and held at The Phillips Collection. Read the Washington Post's recent feature on the exhibit here.
**Ticketholders may view the exhibition prior to the reading.**
Mark Doty is the author of three memoirs, a book about craft and criticism, and nine books of poetry, including Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which won the 2008 National Book Award, and My Alexandria, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the T.S. Eliot Prize in the UK. Doty has received two NEA fellowships, Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, a Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Award, and the Witter Byner Prize.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of three books of poetry including Lucky Fish, winner of the Hoffer Grand Prize for Prose and Independent Books. She has been awarded an NEA Fellowship in poetry, the Glenna Luschia Prize from Prairie Schooner, and the Angoff Award from The Literary Review. In 2014, Nezhukumatathil became one of the country’s youngest poets to achieve the rank of full Professor of English. She teaches at The State University of New York-Fredonia.
Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks At the Phillips Collection
Feb. 6-May 8, 2016
This exhibition draws from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection to explore the evolution of European and American landscape art. Highlights include Jan Brueghel the Younger's 17th-century allegorical paintings of the five senses, five Monet landscapes spanning 30 years, evocative works by Paul Cézanne and Gustav Klimt, and modern and contemporary perspectives by 20th-century artists as diverse as Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper, David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, and Ed Ruscha.