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David Baker reads from his just-published Swift: New and Selected Poems, as well as a suite of eco-poems. He will be joined for part of the evening by Gregory Uhlmann, a Los Angeles-based composer and guitarist who performs with jazz, fusion, and classical groups. Baker is poetry editor of the Kenyon Review and his honors include awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Poetry Society of America, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Coffee and tea served. Book signing with the author to follow.
Readings are organized and hosted by poet, critic, and UCLA distinguished research professor of English 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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