The 50th anniversary season of the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series brings award-winning poets from around the globe to the heart of Capitol Hill. We hope you'll join us for the full year as a subscriber.
Hardison Season Opening
Linda Pastan, Marilyn Chin, & Ellen Bass
Linda Pastan and Chancellors from the Academy of American Poets celebrate 50 seasons of poetry at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Monday September 17 at 7:30pm
Co-sponsored with the Academy of American Poets
Editor and poet Melissa Tuckey is joined by poets from the diverse anthology that explores the intersection of environment, social justice, and culture.
Friday October 5 at 7:30pm
Sir Andrew Motion and Anthony Hecht Prize Winner Christopher Cessac.
Monday November 5 at 7:30pm
Monday December 10 at 7:30pm
Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America
Fiction writer Tananarive Due and poet Airea D. Matthews read from work that explores Afrofuturism.
Tuesday February 12 at 7:30pm
Poet and author of Don’t Kill The Birthday Girl Sandra Beasley is joined by poet Atsuro Riley and others from a new food anthology.
Monday March 11 at 7:30pm
Thursday April 18 at 6:30pm
Co-sponsored with The Phillips Collection
Tuesday May 7 at 7:30pm
More details to be announced soon.