Celebrating National Poetry Month with Gigi Bradford

Cleveland Park Library

Celebrating National Poetry Month with Gigi Bradford

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 7 p.m.

Do you struggle to find meaning in poetry? Is it too artsy for you? Contemporary poetry has shucked off obligatory rhymes and obscurity. Poetry is more topical, urgent, and accessible than ever and speaks to our present cultural condition. Find out what the increased interest is about.

Watch live on YouTube.

Gigi Bradford is the inaugural recipient of the Poets House Elizabeth Kray Award for Service to Literature. She has directed The Academy of American Poets in New York, the Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry Program, the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Program, and the Center for Arts and Culture, the first think tank for the arts.

Bradford received an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers Workshop, has taught extensively, published poems and essays, and edited books. She is the founding Chair of the Folger Poetry Board and serves ex-officio on the Board of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and has taught poetry reading and appreciation classes at Politics & Prose bookstore since 2006. She lives in Cleveland Park.

The Tuesday Talk Series is presented by the DC Public Library in partnership with the Cleveland Park Main Street, Cleveland Woodley Park Village, and Woodley Park Main Street.

A Know Your Neighborhood Series
The Know Your Neighborhood series celebrates what makes District neighborhoods unique, helps to connect neighbors, and builds community pride. Find more Know Your Neighborhood programs at dclibrary.org/calendar.

Add to Calendar 20-04-2021 19:00:00 20-04-2021 20:00:00 Celebrating National Poetry Month with Gigi Bradford Do you struggle to find meaning in poetry? Is it too artsy for you? Contemporary poetry has shucked off obligatory rhymes and obscurity. Poetry is more topical, urgent, and accessible than ever and speaks to our present cultural condition. Find out what the increased interest is about. Watch live on YouTube. Gigi Bradford is the inaugural recipient of the Poets House Elizabeth Kray Award for Service to Literature. She has directed The Academy of American Poets in New York, the Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry Program, the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Program, and the Center for Arts and Culture, the first think tank for the arts. Bradford received an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers Workshop, has taught extensively, published poems and essays, and edited books. She is the founding Chair of the Folger Poetry Board and serves ex-officio on the Board of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and has taught poetry reading and appreciation classes at Politics & Prose bookstore since 2006. She lives in Cleveland Park. The Tuesday Talk Series is presented by the DC Public Library in partnership with the Cleveland Park Main Street, Cleveland Woodley Park Village, and Woodley Park Main Street. A Know Your Neighborhood Series The Know Your Neighborhood series celebrates what makes District neighborhoods unique, helps to connect neighbors, and builds community pride. Find more Know Your Neighborhood programs at dclibrary.org/calendar. false DD/MM/YYYY