The Poetry Society of America's current national series, Poetry and the Natural World, will travel to five cities and focus on poems and poets from any era that are in conversation with, or are inspired by, nature. In this fifth and final installment, Harryette Mullen will read a selection of tanka and haiku. A painter will respond in real-time.
Harryette Mullen has published seven books of poetry, including Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary (Graywolf Press, 2013) and Sleeping with the Dictionary (University of California, 2002), a finalist for a National Book Award, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her honors include a United States Artist Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and more, and she has appeared four times in Best American Poetry. She teaches at UCLA.
Co-sponsored by the Annenberg Beach House and the Poetry Society of America
Admission is free.