Poetry: Jana Prikryl
Jana Prikryl’s No Matter guides the reader through cities—remembered and imagined—toppling past the point of decline and fall. In reactionary times, these poems say, we each have a responsibility to use our imagination. Prikryl is the author of The After Party, named by the New York Times one of the Best Poetry Books of 2016. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the London Review of Books, Paris Review, and the New York Review of Books, where she is a senior editor and the poetry editor.
Coffee and tea served. Book signing to follow.
Readings are organized and hosted by poet, literary critic, and UCLA distinguished professor emeritus Stephen Yenser. Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of English and the UCLA Department of Cultural and Recreational Affairs.
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