Reading Poetry at the Hammer
When: Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:30 pm
Where: Hammer Museum
Love, science, and politics collide in Richard Kenney’s most recent collection, Terminator: Poems, 2008–2018, organized around the so-called terminator—the line, perpendicular to the equator, that divides night from day. The poet’s division of light verse from darker poems serves to remind us that what makes us laugh is often dead serious, and what’s most serious might best be understood through wordplay and an ironic eye. Kenney is the author of four previous books of poetry, The Evolution of the Flightless Bird, Orrery, The Invention of the Zero, and The One-Strand River. He is a MacArthur Fellow and an English professor at the University of Washington.
Coffee and tea served. Book signing to follow.
Readings are organized and hosted by poet, literary critic, and UCLA distinguished professor emeritus Stephen Yenser. Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of English and the UCLA Department of Cultural and Recreational Affairs.
For Free tickets visit: https://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2019/11/poetry-richard-kenney/