The 2019 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize: Charles Wright and Katherine Hollander

Mon Nov 4, 7:30pm
Presented by: Folger Shakespeare Library
Venue: Folger Theatre
Tickets · $15
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In honor of the celebrated poet Anthony Hecht, The Waywiser Press presents this annual award to a poet who has published no more than one previous book of verse.

Prize judge Charles Wright has authored several poetry collections including Country Music: Selected Early Poems (National Book Award) and Black Zodiac (Pulitzer Prize). Among his many awards and honors, he is a former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and US Poet Laureate. 

Poet and historian Katherine Hollander is the winner of the 14th Hecht Poetry Prize with her book The German Dictionary. She is presently a Faculty Fellow in modern European history at Colby College and a guest reader for Sugar House Review.

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