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This year’s O.B. Hardison Poetry series welcomed readings from 15 poets, from Tracy K. Smith to Dorianne Laux. Inspirational visits to and new partnerships with Lincoln’s Cottage, the Phillips Collection, and the Emily Dickinson Museum generated dynamic readings and conversations.

Revisit the 2020/21 O.B. Hardison Poetry season, Tonight I am in Love with Poetry, again, at your convenience, and as often as you would like. With the new on-demand Poetry subscription you’ll have unlimited access to the full recordings of the eight readings from this season. You’ll hear from Toi Derricotte, Stephanie Burt, Taylor Johnson, Dorianne Laux, Tracy K. Smith, Maurice Manning, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, LeAnne Howe, Michael Collier, Monica Sok, and Billy Collins. The package also features our annual event Not Just Another Day Off, a poetic celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders in the civil rights and social justice movement. This year’s event featured poets Camonghne Felix, Julian Randall, and Joseph Ross, reading alongside actors Sara Barker, Fatima Quander, and James J. Johnson.

Access to recordings is available through September 30, 2021. Additionally, subscribers can download printable keepsake broadsides written in the poet’s own hand for each reading.

Revisit this season of the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series and you’ll be in love with poetry. Purchase now.

Current subscribers can enjoy recordings by logging into their Folger account.

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