Poetry Reading: Jean Nordhaus

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 6:30 p.m.

Jean NordhausMay is Jewish American Heritage Month!

In recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month, the DC Public Library presents a poetry reading by award winning local poet Jean Nordhaus, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Her newest book of poems, Innocence, won the Charles B. Wheeler prize from Ohio State University Press. Her previous book, The Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn, was published by Milkweed Editions; a selection of these poems won the 1997 Edward Stanley Award from Prairie Schooner.  Other books written by Ms. Nordhaus include My Life in Hiding, which won a Colladay award from Quarterly Review of Literature.  

Ms. Nordhaus' poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Hudson Review, The New Republic, Poetry, Best American Poetry 2000, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology.  In addition, she has published articles, essays, and reviews on dance and poetry in The Washington Post and many other publications.

Ms. Nordhaus is a founding member of the Capitol Hill Poetry Group, a group of poets who meet weekly in Washington, D.C.

This poetry reading will take place in room 209 of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library.  For more information please contact Information Services, 202-727-1261.