W. S. Merwin was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for his most recent book of poetry The Shadow of Sirius. Merwin has received nearly every major literary award, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1971, the 2005 National Book Award for his selected poems, Migration, and the 2007 Bobbitt Award from the Library of Congress.
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 6:00p.m.
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.