Frank Bidart is the author of numerous books of poetry, including most recently Music Like Dirt, and is co-editor, with David Gewanter, of Robert Lowell’s Collected Poems. He has received the Academy’s Wallace Stevens Award, the Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Foundation Writer’s Award, the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Shelley Award of the Poetry Society of America, and The Paris Review’s first Bernard F. Conners Prize for The War of Vaslav Nijinsky in 1981. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and teaches at Wellesley College.
This series of readings is organized and hosted by Stephen Yenser, poet and professor at UCLA and author of The Fire in All Things and Blue Guide.
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.