Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

An Evening of Poetry with Judith Harris

Monday, June 20, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Join us for an evening with poet and professor Judith Harris, who will read from her poetry collections Atonement, the Pulitzer-nominated The Bad Secret, and Night Garden.

judith harris headshotJudith Harris is the author of Night Garden (Tiger Bark Press 2013), The Bad Secret (Louisiana State University Press, 2006), and Atonement (Louisiana State University Press, 2000), and the acclaimed critical book Signifying Pain: Constructing and Healing the Self Through Writing (SUNY Press, 2003).  Her work has appeared in The Nation, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Slate, The New York Times, The Forward, The Jewish Women’s Literary Review, Tikkun, The Washingtonian, The Hudson Review, Ploughshares, and the syndicated column American Life in Poetry, among many other anthologies and journals. Harris is a recipient of a Yaddo fellowship and arts grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts. She has taught at several universities in the D.C. area and has been a resident seminar leader at Frost Place, and has presented her poetry at the Library of Congress and more recently at the American Association of Psychoanalysis.

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