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Poetry for Today: Readings by Victoria Chang and Rita Dove

March 20, 2022, 3:00 PM5:00 PM EDT


In partnership with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and as the closing event for the 2022 Virginia Festival of the Book, we present poets Victoria Chang (Obit) and Rita Dove (Playlist for the Apocalypse) as they read from and discuss their recent collections. Chang received the 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Obit, and Dove is a long-time juror for the AWBA, which was established in 1935 and is the only juried American book prize focusing on works that address racism and diversity.

As part of the 2022 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event is FREE to attend and open to the public. THIS IS AN IN-PERSON EVENT. Book sales and signing will follow.


March 20, 2022
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT