An evening with US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo marks the 50th anniversary of the UCLA poetry series at the Hammer.
Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be Poet Laureate, has published nine books. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN America Literary Award for creative nonfiction, the American Book Award, the Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation for lifetime achievement, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. Harjo also performs on the saxophone internationally, solo and with her band, the Arrow Dynamics.
Organized and hosted by poet, literary critic, and UCLA distinguished service professor Stephen Yenser. Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of English and Recreational Affairs.
Ticketing: Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person; first come, first served.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing until 15 minutes before the program. Learn more about membership.
Parking: Parking is available under the museum. Rates are $7 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. There is a $7 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Cash only.
Restaurant: Enjoy a meal or drink before or after the program at our restaurant Audrey. Members and UCLA students receive 10% off. A late-night happy hour offers 10% off at the bar Tuesday–Saturday, 9–11 p.m.