O.B. Hardison Poetry

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Since 1968, the O.B. Hardison Poetry series has brought some of the best writers and speakers to the Folger. 

With a pandemic separating us, we can still come together virtually through poetry. Like Dorianne Laux writes in Tonight I am in love, good words can save us.

This season Folger Poetry invites you to fall in love with poetry. Let the words and open margins on the page invite your mind to roam free, unquarantined.

With readings by emerging and established voices from The Phillips Collection, the National Gallery of Art, and from the homes of Emily Dickinson and Abraham Lincoln, the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series seeks to build our poetry community.  This virtual season opens up the exciting possibility of sharing the experiences with friends near and far.

We invite poetry lovers across the nation and the world to connect with the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series as a subscriber.  Ahead of each event, you will receive reminders and information on joining the reading.  Plus, you will have access to recorded readings throughout the year. 

Contact the box office at 202.544.7077 or folgerboxoffice@folger.edu for more information.

Learn more about the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series.

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To order tickets via phone, contact our box office at (202) 544-7077