Anne Carson

Anne Carson

  • This is a past program

Anne Carson performs (with accompaniment) her “Lecture on the History of Skywriting.” Her books, often mixed-genre, include Nox, an elegy in the form of an artist’s book housing accordion pages of poems, translations, quotations, collages, photographs, and other media, and The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos, winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize. Among her other awards are the Griffin Prize and a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award. 

Complimentary coffee and tea and a book signing with Ms. Carson will follow the program.

This program will be streamed live online, but please note that the lighting conditions will be low.


This series of poetry readings is organized and hosted by author, poet, and UCLA professor Stephen Yenser. Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of English, the Friends of English, and the UCLA Department of Cultural and Recreational Affairs.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, and all Hammer members.

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.