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Hammer Museum Poetry Reading with Mary Ruefle

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:30pm
Hammer Museum – 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Tony Hoagland writes that Mary Ruefle combines “the spiritual desperation of Dickinson with the rhetorical virtuosity of Wallace Stevens” in a “poetry at once ornate and intense; linguistically marvelous, yes, but also as visceral as anything you are likely to encounter.” Ruefle has written across several genres (including the comic book, “erasure” poetry, and essays) and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Whiting Award.

Admission to the event is free.  Please arrive early.  Dedicated to the memory of Doris Curran, this series, which has provided a stimulating forum for nationally and internationally known poets for fifty years, is co-sponsored by the Friends of English and the UCLA Office of Cultural and Recreational Affairs.