“This is Technicolor poetry,” writes Ray Olson of Eduardo Corral’s Slow Lightning, in which he “mixes colloquial Spanish and English, and he packs many, many lines with sharp, sensual, specific imagery.” Such linguistic originality garnered a Yale Series of Younger Poets award for Corral, making him the first Latino poet to win the competition.
This series of poetry readings is organized and hosted by poet, literary critic, and UCLA professor Stephen Yenser.
Complimentary coffee and tea served. A book signing will follow the reading.
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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.
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.
The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
This series of readings is cosponsored by the UCLA English Department, the Friends of English, and the UCLA Department of Cultural and Recreational Affairs.