Posts Tagged ‘Poetry’

Arts Roundup: Support for the Arts Edition

RIP: Sidney Harman, stereo equipment pioneer, arts patron, and Newsweek owner, has died at the age of 92. The philanthropist's $19.5 million contribution to the Shakespeare Theatre built the company's glassy downtown theater, which opened in 2007. In a statement, Shakespeare Theatre director Michael Kahn said the philanthropist's "commitment to the arts has inspired many [...]

The Exit Interview: Poet Laureate Kay Ryan

In the two years she’s been the United States' poet laureate, Kay Ryan has published a book of poetry (The Best of It: New and Selected Poems) and supported community colleges (Poetry for the Mind’s Joy, a project focusing on work by community college students)—not to mention held readings and talks across the country. Before [...]

Pulitzer-Winning Poet Charles Wright Reads Tonight

A reverence for the earth and impressive use of language characterize the Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Wright’s 17th collection of poetry, Scar Tissue (2007). Wright’s reading at the Folger Shakespeare Library was organized by Folger Poetry, andpoet Bob Hicok, an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, will lead Wright in a conversation about his [...]