Ruth Asawa, Dancers, c. 1948

Poetry: The Kinetics—Black Mountain College's Literary Descendants

The poet and Black Mountain College teacher Charles Olson believed that poetry is a matter of relating “the kinetics of the thing.” This special program includes readings and conversation among some of the college’s literary descendants Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Duncan McNaughton, Michael Davidson, and Michael Palmer

Complimentary coffee and tea served. Book signings will follow the reading.


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. 

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.

Support for programming related to Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957 is provided by Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer.