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Keynote Address and Poetry Readings

Celebrating Art and Poetry

“Poetry is a country”: Art and Poetry Celebration

  • Saturday, September 23, 2023
  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Talks
  • In-person
  • Registration Required


11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Keynote Address: Ada Limón on Andy Goldsworthy's Roof

12:00–1:00 p.m.

1:30–2:00 p.m.
Ilya Kaminsky on Albert Giacometti’s Walking Man II

2:00–3:00 p.m.
Jason Reynolds on Gordon Parks’s Washington, D.C. Government Charwoman (American Gothic)

3:00–3:30 p.m.
Naomi Shihab Nye on Max Beckmann’s Falling Man

3:30–4:00 p.m.
Jorie Graham on Edouard Vuillard (prerecorded performance)


Join us for the rest of the day’s activities!

Made possible by a grant from the Alice L. Walton Foundation.

“Poetry is a country” is inspired by a Virtual Reading: DEAR MEMORY by Victoria Chang.