Phillip Lopate is an acclaimed essayist, novelist, poet, and editor. He is the author of Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan and Being With Children, as well as the essay collections Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre, Portrait of My Body, and Totally Tenderly Tragically (his film criticism). He is the editor of The Art of the Personal Essay, and American Movie Critics. He teaches in the graduate programs of Columbia University and Bennington, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
New American Writing
This series of contemporary fiction and poetry readings 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.
Public programs are made possible by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, and the Hammer Programs Committee.