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Posts Categorized: Poetry


Poetic Pairings: Elizabeth Alexander and Rioja Alavesa

‘Shakespeare’s Sisters: Say Her Name’ is an online writing seminar that celebrates the poetry of Black women in America. We are pleased to bring you a special collaboration with DCanter wines, pairing a poem from the Shakespeare’s Sisters curriculum with a recommended wine each Monday of the seminar.


Poetic Pairings: Rita Dove and Ragana Bianco PetNat

‘Shakespeare’s Sisters: Say Her Name’ is an online writing seminar that celebrates the poetry of Black women in America. We are pleased to bring you a special collaboration with DCanter wines, pairing a poem from the Shakespeare’s Sisters curriculum with a recommended wine each Monday of the seminar.



Shakespeare’s Sonnets in the Folger’s Collection

Assistant Curator of Collections Elizabeth deBold shares items related to Shakespeare’s sonnets, part of a presentation preceding the October 5 poetry reading with Diane Seuss and t’ai freedom ford.


ENCORES: A selection from the O. B. Hardison ‘Afrofuturism’ reading (2019)

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. Enjoy a selection read by Tananarive Due from her upcoming novel, ‘The Reformatory.’



ENCORES: ‘Vinegar & Char’ Poetry Reading (2019)

Folger Public Programs is pleased to present ENCORES, a weekly online series highlighting past performances and recalling the rich history of programming on the historic Folger stage. Enjoy a selection of read poems by W. Ralph Eubanks, Sandra Beasley, and Sean Hill from the ‘Vinegar & Char’ poetry reading.