Robert Pinsky & Bobby Bradford
Pinsky is our finest living specimen of this sadly rare breed, and the poems of Gulf Music are among the best examples we have of poetry’s ability to illuminate not only who we are as humans, but who we are—and can be—as a nation. —New York Times
Robert Pinsky, former U.S. poet laureate and jazz enthusiast, will read poems with accompaniment by renowned jazz musician Bobby Bradford and his Mo’tet (Bobby Bradford on cornet and trumpet; Vinny Golia on winds; Roberto Miranda on bass; Chris Garcia on drums).
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.
This series of readings is organized and hosted by Stephen Yenser, poet and professor at UCLA and author of A Boundless Field: American Poetry at Large and Blue Guide.
Poetry is supported, in part, by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.