de Young Poetry Series

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The de Young Poetry Series presents a reading by Harryette Mullen and Elizabeth Robinson. 

Harryette Mullen's books include Blues Baby, Sleeping with the Dictionary, Recyclopedia, and the groundbreaking Muse and Drudge. She is known for combining the formal devices of the French group Oulipo with themes of African-American culture, and she teaches American poetry, African American literature, and creative writing at UCLA.
 
Elizabeth Robinson is the author most recently of Also Known As (Apogee) and The Orphan & Its Relations (Fence, 2008).  Three Novels (a poetry collection) is forthcoming from Omnidawn in 2011.  Widely anthologized, she has been the winner of the Fence Modern Poets Prize, the National Poetry Series, and two Gertrude Stein Awards for Innovative Poetry.  
 

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Tickets are required and are available at the door for $5, or free to members and college students.


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Contact Information

Andrea Martin
amartin@famsf.org

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The de Young Poetry Series is curated by Paul Hoover, a poet, editor, and professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University. It features major U.S. and international poets reading their works, followed by a book signing.

The series is part of Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young, when the entire museum stays open until 8:45 p.m. offering a variety of interdisciplinary arts programs, including live music, poetry, films, dance, tours, and lectures, hands-on art making, and more. 
 
For more information on Friday Nights at the de Young, click here.