For over a decade, the Hammer’s Poetry Series has concluded its annual offerings for the academic year with a reading by a stellar group of up-and-coming writers who have won awards for competitions sponsored by the Department of English or by a statewide consortium of universities. Please join us to experience just why this group of UCLA-educated poets have garnered praise, to see our next wave of literary talent in action, and to join our tradition of welcoming their unique voices into the world.
Fred Weld Herman Prize from the Academy of American Poets
Aaron Gorelik for “Three Winter Months” and others
Grant Rosson for “Three-Nights Winters (2010)” and others
Shirle Dorothy Robbins Awards
First Place: Jacob Lang for “You Shattered Me in Your Malady, Van Gogh” and others
Second Place: Sarah Nance for “Prayer to Our Lady of Unexpected Joy” and others
Third Place: Elizabeth Pieslor for “Poems of Place”
Winner, UCLA Ina Coolbrith Nomination: Kevin Mosby for a group of four poems
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.
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ALL HAMMER PROGRAMS ARE FREE
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.
All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.