Distinguished poet and critic Stephen Yenser reads from his new book of poems, Stone Fruit, published by Waywiser Press, at the Craft and Folk Art Museum on Sunday, October 9, at 5pm. Book signing/Cheese and wine reception following the reading. The event, the first reading of Yenser's new work in the Los Angeles area, is co- sponsored by the Craft and Folk Art Museum and the historic Ruskin Art Club. The event is open to the public; admission is free.
Stephen Yenser is an American poet and literary critic who has published two acclaimed volumes of verse as well as books on James Merrill, Robert Lowell and contemporary American poetry. With J.D. McClatchy, he is co-literary executor of the James Merrill estate and co-editor of four volumes of Merrill's work. Yenser is Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA, where he has received the Harvey L. Eby Award for the Art of Teaching. He curates the Hammer Poetry Readings at the Hammer Museum in Westwood.