Three acclaimed poets read poems of detail and delight, of our struggles with mortality, with love, with the profound and the mundane. Edward Hirsch, author of How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry, reads from The Living Fire. He is joined by Elizabeth Alexander, author of Crave Radiance and “Praise Song for the Day,” which she composed for President Obama’s inauguration, and Ellen Doré Watson, Director of the Poetry Center at Smith College and author Dogged Hearts. This is contemporary American poetry at its best. Hosted by journalist and poet, Lloyd Schwartz. Sponsored by the Mass Poetry Festival.