Thank you for subscribing to the 2019/20 O. B. Hardison Poetry Season!

Subscriptions are now closed for the 2019/20 O.B. Hardison Poetry Series. We hope to provide the same packages next season. Check back in April for more details for the upcoming season.

Create your own package of 3-5 season readings with a flexible Haiku subscription.

As a subscriber, you can guarantee your seat, including a reserved seat at our free National Gallery of Art reading. In addition to the savings on tickets, you will also receive a discount card to area businesses and restaurants, salon invites, and exclusive offers to other Folger events.

All readings will take place at the Folger Shakespeare Library, with the exception of the following:

  •  Motherhood Redux with  Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann Fennelly on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00pm at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
  •  Riffs and Relations with Terrance Hayes on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Phillips Collection
  •  Folger Board Reading with Billy Collins on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7:30pm at the National Gallery of Art 

Your subscription allowed you access to world-class readings from established and emerging poets and the following exclusive subscriber benefits:

  • Up to 33% savings
  • Guaranteed seats for every event
  • E-minders and special offers
  • Hill & Will discount card for local shopping and dining

Subscribe and save!

For an optimal experience, please use a desktop to purchase your subscription online or call our Box Office at 202.544.7077 to purchase a subscription over the phone.

Renew or sign up for a subscription and lock in your seat for an enchanting season of poetry!


Read through a digital copy of the 2019/20 O.B Hardison Poetry Series brochure.