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Past Seasons



2012–13
 
Yale Series of Younger Poets: Carl Phillips and Eduardo C. Corral
September 17, 2012
 
Red, White, and Blue: Poets on Politics
Nikky Finney and Brian Turner

November 5, 2012
 
The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Mark Strand & Chris Andrews
November 19, 2012
 
Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Kay Ryan
December 3, 2012
 
B.H. Fairchild & Mary Jo Bang
February 11, 2013
 
Forrest Gander on Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, and Dubuffet
March 28, 2013
 
Billy Collins
April 29, 2013
 
Folger Poetry Board Reading: Paul Muldoon
May 13, 2013
 
Spray Paint: A night with Adam Mansbach, Joseph Ross and Clint Smith.
May 17, 2013
 
 
2011–12
 
Theo Dorgan and Paula Meehan
September 19, 2011
 
Robert Pinsky
October 4, 2011
 
The Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: James Fenton & Mark Kraushaar
November 8, 2011
 
Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Aracelis Girmay
December 5, 2011
 
Yusef Komunyakaa
February 9, 2012
 
Shakespeare's Sisters: Women Writers Bridge Five Centuries
February 16, 2012
 
Eavan Boland
March 5, 2012
 
Nothing Personal: The Dark Room Reunion Reading Tour
April 30, 2012
 
Folger Poetry Board Reading: Gary Snyder
May 14, 2012
 
 
2010–11
 
Edward Hirsch
September 28, 2010
 
Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Matthew Ladd and Rosanna Warren
October 19, 2010
 
Vera Pavlova
November 8, 2010
 
Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Lucia Perillo
December 14, 2010
 
Kevin Young
January 6, 2011
 
Naomi Ayala, Valerie Martinez, & J. Michael Martinez
February 28, 2011
 
Mary Karr and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
March 21, 2011
 
Naomi Shihab Nye
April 11, 2011
 
Folger Poetry Board Reading: Robert Hass
May 16, 2011
 
 
2009–10
 
O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize: Juliana Spahr
October 9, 2009
 
Arthur Sze & Afaa Michael Weaver
November 3, 2009
 
Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Lucie Brock-Broido
December 14, 2009
 
Kim Addonizio & Kyle Dargan
January 11, 2010
 
Charles Wright
February 22, 2010
 
Patricia Smith & John Burnside
March 1, 2010
 
Jane Hirshfield on Georgia O'Keeffe
April 8, 2010
 
An Evening with Natalie Merchant
April 30, 2010
 
W.S. Merwin
May 3, 2010
 
Folger Poetry Board Reading: Richard Wilbur
May 18, 2010
 
 
2008–09
 
State of the Union: 50 Political Poems
September 29, 2008
 
O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize: Mary Kinzie
October 17, 2008
 
Frank Bidart & Rae Armantrout
November 10, 2008
 
Elizabeth Spires on Emily Dickinson
December 8, 2008
 
Linda Pastan & Tracy K. Smith
January 12, 2009
 
Marie Howe & Bob Hicok
February 17, 2009
 
Claudia Emerson & Natasha Trethewey
March 16, 2009
 
Michael Harper & A.B. Spellman
April 6, 2009
 
Rita Dove
May 4, 2009
 
Folger Poetry Board Reading: Eamon Grennan
May 18, 2009
 
 
2007–08
 
2007 O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize winner David Wojahn
October 26, 2007
 
Celebrating John Ashbery
November 5, 2007
 
Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Richard Howard
December 10, 2007
 
The Most Mysterious Clarity: Kay Ryan
January 22, 2008
 
Of Light and Darkness: Gerald Stern and Ross Gay
February 11, 2008
 
The Natural World: Galway Kinnell and Mark Doty
March 24, 2008
 
Under a Spell-Jazz and Blues in Poetry:
Quincy Troupe and Tyehimba Jess

April 7, 2008
 
Folger Poetry Board Reader: Lucille Clifton
May 13, 2008
 
 
2006–07
 
David Rivard
October 27, 2006
 
Tess Gallagher:
Poetry and Voice

November 20, 2006
 
Carolyn Forché:
The Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute Reading

December 11, 2006
 
Tina Chang, Srikanth Reddy, and Victoria Chang:
Emerging Asian American Poets

January 29, 2007
 
Terrance Hayes and Frank X Walker:
Black Male Poetics

February 12, 2007
 
Derek Walcott:
The Art of Poetry

March 26, 2007
 
Phillis Levin, Henri Cole, and Molly Peacock:
Celebrating the Sonnet, National Poetry Month and Shakespeare in Washington

April 2, 2007
 
Eavan Boland
May 21, 2007
 
 
2005–06
 
Tony Hoagland
September 23, 2005    Seminar & Supper, 5pm / Reading, 7:30pm
 
Elizabeth Alexander and Sharon Olds
October 25, 2005
 
Mark Halliday and Campbell McGrath
November 7, 2005
 
Rosmarie Waldrop, Meisha Bosma, and BosmaDance
December 7, 2005
 
Kazim Ali, Katie Ford, and Eve Grubin, with Jorie Graham
January 24, 2006
 
Sonia Sanchez and Constance Quarterman Bridges, winner of the 2005 Cave Canem Poetry Prize
February 13, 2006
 
Virgil Suarez and Adrian Castro
March 13, 2006
 
Ted Kooser
April 25, 2006
 
Charles Simic
May 1, 2006
 
An Evening with Cave Canem Poets from the Washington Area
May 19, 2006
 
Indigenous Poetry, Music and Arts of the Americas
A Para Eso La Palabra Pena

July 14, 2006
 
 
2004–05
 
A Celebration of Graywolf Press
September 21, 2004
 
Reginald Gibbons
2004 O.B. Hardison Poetry Jr. Prize Reading

October 22, 2004    Seminar & Supper, 5pm / Reading, 7:30pm
 
Jimmy Santiago Baca and Enrique Cortazar
November 22, 2004
 
A Memorial Tribute to Anthony Hecht
November 30, 2004
 
Harryette Mullen
Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute

December 6, 2004    Seminar & Supper, 5pm / Reading, 7:30pm
 
"Poets In Progress"
January 17, 2005
 
Peter Gizzi and Eileen Myles
January 25, 2005
 
C.K. Williams
The Katharine Zadravec Memorial Reading

February 14, 2005    Seminar & Supper, 5pm / Reading, 7:30pm
 
Sinan Antoon reading Taha Mohammad Ali
and Edward Hirsch
with translation by Peter Cole

March 1, 2005
 
Contemporary Masters
March 9, 2005
 
Metro Washington Poetry Recitation Contest Finals
April 19, 2005
 
Philip Levine
Folger Poetry Board Reading

May 2, 2005    Seminar & Supper, 5pm / Reading, 7:30pm
 
Mark Doty and Anne Waldman
The Walt Whitman Birthday Tribute Reading

May 16, 2005
 
 


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