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The Life of a Poet: A Conversation with Ron Charles + Kimiko Hahn – POSTPONED
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
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Join Ron Charles, book critic at The Washington Post, for an in-depth discussion with acclaimed poet Kimiko Hahn. 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.
Kimiko Hahn is the author of ten collections of poems. Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Voelcker Award, and a Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. President of the Poetry Society of America and a professor at Queens College CUNY, she lives in Queens.
Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. For several years, he was the editor of The Post’s Book Work and edited the “Poet’s Choice” column. 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. (Check out his “Totally Hip Book Reviews”).
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. This project was supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.