Poetry: Joseph Harrison
“The reader will encounter the sheer joy of a poet gladdened by his own art, alive to the liberties and limits of form and imagination,” noted Anthony Hecht in his introduction to Joseph Harrison’s first book of poems, Someone Else’s Name. The Washington Post named the 2003 collection, published by Waywiser, one of the five best poetry books of the year. Harrison has dazzled readers and garnered critical acclaim ever since. The Baltimore resident is the 2005 recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent book is Shakespeare’s Horse.
Complimentary coffee and tea served. A book signing will follow the reading.
This series of poetry readings is organized and hosted by Stephen Yenser, poet and professor at UCLA and author of Blue Guide and A Boundless Field: American Poetry at Large, and is co-sponsored by the UCLA English Department, the Friends of English, and the UCLA Department of Cultural and Recreational Affairs.
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, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
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