Join the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Press this Thursday, April 29, for a program featuring some of Maryland’s most celebrated women poets, as they gather to read from the Press’ new anthology British Women Poets of the Long Eighteenth Century. The event takes place in Mason Hall and begins at 5:30 p.m.

This groundbreaking anthology documents women’s poetic expression during the eighteenth century, effectively rewriting the literary history of the period. Poets Clarinda Harris, Lia Purpura, Mary Jo Salter, and Elizabeth Spires will each select a poem from the anthology to read, comment on their selection, and pair it with a reading of one of their own.


The anthology’s editors, Paula Backscheider and Catherine Ingrassia, will be on hand to add commentary and sign copies of the book.

This event is co-hosted by the Friends of the Libraries. Please RSVP to 410.516.7902 or

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