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Woodberry Poetry Room

VOCARIUM READING SERIES: Forrest Gander & Jorie Graham

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Houghton Library
Open to the public, Reading/Lecture,

The Woodberry Poetry Room welcomes you to its grand finale event of the season: a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Forrest Gander (author of Knot, Copper Canyon, 2022) and Jorie Graham (author of To 2040, Copper Canyon, 2023). Introductory remarks will be delivered by poet and critic Stephanie Burt.

An informal reception and book-signing (provided by Grolier Poetry Book Shop) will follow the event.


In-Person Attendance:  Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard University, at 6:00pm.
Free and open to the public. A book-signing will follow the event.

Online Attendance: Livestreaming available via the WPR YouTube Channel at 6:00pm (Eastern Standard Time).

ABOUT FORREST GANDER: Gander is a writer, translator, and editor of several anthologies of writing from Spain and Mexico. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Twice Alive; Be With, which won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize and was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award; and Core Samples from the World, a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Most recently, Gander collaborated with the photographer Jack Shear to create the collection Knot (Copper Canyon, 2022). He is the recipient of fellowships from the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim, Howard, United States Artists, and Whiting Foundations. 

ABOUT JORIE GRAHAM: Jorie Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including [To] The Last [Be] Human, which collects four extraordinary poetry collections—Sea Change, Place, Fast, and Runaway; From the New World: Poems 1976-2014, Place, winner of the Forward Prize in 2012; and The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994, winner of the 1996 Pulitzer prize for Poetry. Her other poetry collections include To 2040, Overlord, Never, Swarm, The Errancy, Materialism, Region of Unlikeness, The End of Beauty, Erosion, and Hybrids of Plants and Ghosts. She is the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University, the first woman to be awarded the position. 


We welcome you to contact us with any questions about this event. We can be reached by email at poetryrm@fas.harvard.edu or via phone at (617) 495-2454. Persons with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or have questions about physical access may contact Houghton Library's Administrative Coordinator Le Huong Huynh by email or at 617-495-2443 in advance of the reading.



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