Robert Pinsky is a former United States poet laureate and a widely known proponent of poetry. He has written eight volumes of poems, the most recent of them At the Foundling Hospital. He is a translator of Dante’s Inferno and cotranslator of Czesław Miłosz’s Separate Notebooks, and the author of several influential prose books, including The Sounds of Poetry, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Coffee and tea served. Book signing to follow.
This series of poetry readings is organized and hosted by poet, literary critic, and Distinguished Professor emeritus 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.