Poetry: The Letters of Elizabeth Bishop

Poetry: The Letters of Elizabeth Bishop

Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949-1950, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a National Book Award Winner for Poetry, Elizabeth Bishop is considered one of the most important American poets of the 20th century. Poets Cal Bedient, Carol Muske-Dukes, and Stephen Yenser will read letters from Bishop and her editors at the New Yorker, while Joelle Biele, editor of Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence, narrates.

A Q&A with the participants will follow the reading.


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.


Location: Annex
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person, first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Poetry is supported, in part, by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.