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Hammer Poetry Series: Ange Mlinko

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles , CA

Ange Mlinko reads from her poetry collection Venice (2022). Mlinko is the author of several books of poetry, including Distant Mandate and Marvelous Things Overheard. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Randall Jarrell Award in Poetry Criticism, and has served as poetry editor for The Nation. Her essays and reviews have...

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Some Favorite Writers: Justin Torres

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles , CA

Justin Torres’ latest book Blackouts received the 2023 National Book Award for fiction and was called a “shimmering, fable-like novel” by The Washington Post. Filled with tales-within-tales, redacted pages, illustrations and photographs, Torres excavates the devastating history of the 1941 report Sex Variants: A Study of Homosexual Patterns, imaginatively exposing stories that had previously been...

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Poetry: Monica Youn

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles , CA

Monica Youn’s most recent volume is FROM FROM, a finalist for the 2023 National Book Award. Among her many honors are the Levinson Prize from the Poetry Foundation, the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. An associate professor of English at UC Irvine, she is a former...

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Some Favorite Writers: Joan Silber

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles , CA

Novelist Joan Silber has written nine books of fiction including Improvement (2017), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award. The New York Times calls her most recent novel, Secrets of Happiness (2021), “humane, elegant and wise.” Readings are followed by discussion with the author and UCLA professor Mona...

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Hammer Poetry Series: Boris Dralyuk

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles , CA

Poet Boris Dralyuk reads from his most recent volume, My Hollywood and Other Poems, a collection of lyric meditations on the experience of émigrés in Los Angeles. The Poetry Foundation proclaimed that “the ache of exile reverberates against the irretrievability of the past” in the Odessa-born poet’s work. Organized and hosted by poet, literary critic,...

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