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Two U.S. Poets Laureate: A Reading and Conversation

  • Miami Book Fair Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261) 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 United States USA (map)

Former U.S. Poets Laureate Billy Collins and Juan Felipe Herrera read from their latest books and discuss the necessity of poetry. In The Rain in Portugal, Collins contemplates everything from the whimsical—Shakespeare flying first class—to the elegiac—his reaction to the death of Seamus Heaney. In Jabberwalking, Herrera shares the secrets of how to turn the wonders of the world into weird, wild, incandescent poetry as a poet on the move. Moderated by Library of Congress Head of Poetry and Literature Center, Robert Casper.

Miami Book Fair

Auditorium (Building 1, 2nd Floor, Room 1261)

300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 

In partnership with Library of Congress