The Life of a Poet: Conversations with Ron Charles - Mary Szybist

  • When: Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Cost: Free
    Category: Lectures and Conversations
    Partner: Library of Congress

    A series of in-depth discussions with some of the country’s most important poets moderated by Ron Charles, The Washington Post Editor of Book World. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress and The Washington Post. Made possible through support of National Capital Bank. A reception and book signing with Szybist will follow the discussion.

    Mary Szybist is most recently the author of Incarnadine, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry. According to judge Kay Ryan, Syzbist’s “lovely musical touch is light and exact enough to catch the weight and grind of love. This is a hard paradox to master as she does.”  She is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Witter Bynner Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center.   Her first book Granted, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.  She teaches at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.  

    Ron Charles is the editor of The Washington Post's book section and a weekly fiction critic. 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.

    Photo by Joni Kabana.

    Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Those who have registered for the event must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the start time to guarantee their spot. At that time, remaining seats will be released to those who are on the wait list. Once the guests on the wait list have been seated, any walk-ins will be shown seats.

    Click HERE for more information about The Life of a Poet: Conversations with Ron Charles with special guest August Kleinzahler.