In conjunction with The Darker Side of Light, an exhibition of late-nineteenth century prints that treat such themes as abjection, obsession, privacy, and possession, Richard Howard reads from his poems, which have garnered honors including the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship, and from his translation of Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, which won the American Book Award. Howard’s version of E. M. Cioran’s A Short History of Decay received the PEN Translation Prize, and his book of poems entitled Without Saying is a nominee for the 2009 National Book Award.
A series of readings organized and hosted by Stephen Yenser, poet and professor at UCLA and author of A Boundless Field: American Poetry at Large and Blue Guide.
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 6:00pm.
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.