Monday, October 19, 2009

Acclaimed Poet W.S. Merwin to Read at Hammer Museum on Thursday, October 29th


Poetry Reading


Thursday, October 29 at 7 PM

Photo: Mark Hanauer

In a career spanning five decades, W. S. Merwin has become one of the most widely read and acclaimed poets in the United States. His first book, A Mask for Janus (1952), was chosen by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series, and his most recent volume, The Shadow of Sirius (2008), was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (his second: the first was for The Carrier of Ladders in 1970). His many other honors include the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, the Tanning Prize, the Bollingen Prize, and the Ruth Lily Prize.

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 forty years, is co-sponsored by the Friends of English, the W Hotel, the UCLA Office of Cultural and Recreational Affairs, and the Office of Instructional Development.

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This should be a fabulous event--I've heard Merwin read a few times, including at the Hammer many years ago. We'll be driving to SF that night and will have to miss it. Enjoy!