From Paul Hoover:

Jorie Graham Poetry Reading / de Young Museum / 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco / Friday, October 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Jorie Graham is one the country’s most distinguished poets. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Dream of a Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994, she is highly regarded as an inspiring teacher at the University of Iowa Writers Program and in her current position as Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory and Harvard University. Her many honors include a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her most recent collection, Overlord, refers both to the code name for the D-Day landing in Normandy and the ironic position of the United States in the post-911 world. A reviewer writes, “Forthright, compassionate, and ironic, Graham has crafted poems of lyrical steeliness and cauterizing beauty.” Her other recent poetry collections include Never, Swarm, The Errancy, and Materialism.

Jorie Graham's books will be available at the reading, which takes place at the beautiful Koret Auditorium just inside the museum's main entrance. A signing will follow. Tickets are available for $12 ($8 for museum members) at the main ticket desk nearby. The parking lot is located on Fulton Street just East of Park Presidio Drive (14th Avenue).

Event Contact Information: Renee Baldocchi, Director of Public Programs, FAMSF, (415) 750-7634,

Please note that the last reading of the fall 2007 season, Keith and Rosemarie Waldrop, is scheduled for Friday, November 9, 7 p.m.

Not much of a fan of Jorie Graham, alas, and it's a bit expensive for a poet I don't care much about. But if you like Jorie ...
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