New American Writing: Mitch Sisskind
Mitch Sisskind is the author of two books of short fiction, Visitations and Dog Man Stories. He edited The Stud Duck, a literary magazine. Like Ludwig Wittgenstein, he does not care what he eats as long as it's the same thing every day. Like the late Robert Irsay, who made a fortune in the air conditioning business and owned the Indianapolis Colts, he tries to address everyone as "tiger." Like Rocky Balboa, he knows what's important is not how hard you can hit but how hard you can get hit and still keep going. But he does not know how hard he can get hit, yet. His poem "Like a Monkey" is included in The Best American Poetry 2009.
NEW AMERICAN WRITING
This series of contemporary fiction and poetry readings is organized by Benjamin Weissman, author of two books of short fiction, most recently Headless, and professor of creative writing at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00p.m.
This series is made possible, in part, with support from Bronya and Andrew Galef.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.