Hammer Museum Poetry Reading with David Lehman
Where: Hammer Museum: 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024
David Lehman is a poet, literary critic, editor of the Oxford Book of American Poetry, and creator of the Best American Poetry series. Lee Upton praises Lehman’s new volume, Playlist, in these terms: “What a gorgeous and ambitious poem … an elegy, a calendar, an enactment of beauty, a tribute to singers and musicians and those who love them, a musical compilation, a mediation on friendship and art.” Lehman’s honors include fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation.
Coffee, tea, and book signing with the author to follow.
Admission to the event is free. 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 UCLA Office of Cultural and Recreational Affairs. It is organized and hosted by the UCLA English Department’s Stephen Yenser, Distinguished Research Professor.