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Poetry

From traditional readings to eclectic combinations of lecture, conversation, and performance, we present poetry that is to be experienced.
Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize 2024

Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

Celebrate Waywiser Press’s 18th annual prize with a reading from this year’s judge, Linda Gregerson, and this year’s winner, Hannah Louise Poston.
Tue, Mar 12, 2024, 7:30pm
Folger Theatre
Eudora Welty Lecture: Natasha Trethewey

Eudora Welty Lecture: Natasha Trethewey

Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States. She will present her lecture inspired by the writing and life of famed author Eudora Welty.
Thu, Mar 21, 2024, 7:30pm
National Press Club
O.B. Hardison Series Finale Reading: Edward Hirsch

O.B. Hardison Series Finale Reading: Edward Hirsch

Edward Hirsch will read from his own poetry and from the work of poets who have influenced him.
Thu, Apr 25, 2024, 7:30pm
Folger Theatre