Susan Wheeler

Poetry: Susan Wheeler

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Bag O’ Diamonds, the title of Susan Wheeler’s first book of poems, was illustrative of all her work to follow: never predictable, always vivid and musical and edgy at once. Her writing—including a novel and six books of poetry—has won many honors, appeared the New Yorker, Paris Review, and ten editions of Best American Poetry. Her most recent volume, Meme, was short-listed for the National Book Award in Poetry. She directs Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing. This reading will be interspersed with an audience Q&A. 

Coffee, tea, and book signing with the author to follow.

Readings are organized and hosted by poet, critic, and UCLA professor of English emeritus Stephen Yenser. Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of English, the Friends of English, and the UCLA Department of Cultural and Recreational Affairs.

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