A poetry reading and discussion with Christina Davis and Chloe Garcia Roberts, who are the Curator and Associate Curator, respectively, of Harvard University's Woodberry Poetry Room.
One of the most unique poetry libraries in the United States, Woodberry was designed by Alvar Aalto, the Finnish master of minimalism. Under Davis's tenure, Woodberry has developed one of the most dynamic and diverse programming schedules in the world of poetry.
As part of their residency at The Writer's Room at The Betsy-South Beach, Davis and Roberts will read their work and then engage in a lively discussion about their lives as presenters, preservers, and creators of American poetry.
CHRISTINA DAVIS is the author of two collections of poetry: An Ethic (Nightboat Books, 2013) and Forth A Raven (Alice James Books, 2006). A graduate of Oxford University and the University of Pennsylvania, she currently serves as curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
CHLOE GARCIA ROBERTS is the author of The Halfbreed, forthcoming from Noemi Press and the translator of Derangements of My Contemporaries: Miscellaneous Notes by the Chinese author, Li Shangyin, which will be published by New Directions in the spring of 2014. She is the associate curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard and the recipient of a 2013 PEN America Translation Fund Grant.