V. Penelope Pelizzon reads, May 2024

May 21, 2024

Written over a decade while the author lived on four continents, award-winning poet V. Penelope Pelizzon’s latest collection, A Gaze Hound That Hunteth by the Eye, maps the cultural legacies we cherish against those we reject. Playful and wrenching by turns, with lines inflected by the spoken music of their Arabic, Oshiwambo, Xhosa, and Italian contexts, these profound poems explore a life where displacement is the norm.

Organized and hosted by poet, literary critic, and UCLA Distinguished Research Professor Stephen Yenser. Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of English and UCLA Recreation.