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The Life of a Poet: A Conversation with Ron Charles + Diane Seuss

Tuesday, May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Diane Seuss

Join Ron Charles, book critic at The Washington Post, for an in-depth discussion with acclaimed poet Diane Seuss. The Life of a Poet series offers a rare opportunity to consider a writer’s entire career and explore the major events that have shaped their work.  Readings from the work are interspersed throughout the conversation. A book signing will follow.

Diane Seuss’s most recent collection, “Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl,” was released in 2018 by Graywolf Press and is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. “Four-Legged Girl,” published in 2015 by Graywolf Press, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. “Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open” won the Juniper Prize and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2010. A fifth collection, “Frank: Sonnets,” is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2021. Seuss was raised in rural Michigan, which she continues to call home.

Ron Charles is the editor of The Washington Post’s Book World section. For several years, he also edited The Post’s “Poet’s Choice” column in Book World. His reviews have won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best criticism and 1st place for Arts & Entertainment Commentary from the Society for Features Journalism. Washingtonian Magazine named him as one of the 40 people who shaped DC in 2010.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required.

East City Bookshop will be selling books, and a book signing will take place after the event.

Co-sponsored by Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, the Library of Congress, The Washington Post and the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. 


Tuesday, May 14
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Life of a Poet with Ron Charles


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