New American Writing: Jennifer L. Knox & Sarah Manguso

New American Writing: Jennifer L. Knox & Sarah Manguso

Jennifer L. Knox is the author of the poetry collections The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway, A Gringo Like Me, and Drunk by Noon. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and the Best American Poetry series. Sarah Manguso’s memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, which documents her struggle with a rare autoimmune disease, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Her writing has appeared in the Believer, Bookforum, Conjunctions, the London Review of Books, McSweeney’s, and the Best American Poetry series.

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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

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.