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Harryette Mullen

​Harryette Mullen, photo by Hank Lazer

Harryette Mullen


For Harryette Mullen, poet and a professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, language expresses human diversity. Born in Alabama and raised in Texas, she reflects, “I think my childhood experience left me sensitive to the articulation of difference in language. I could see how language was used to assert, claim, and contest identity, especially for people with few other means of commanding attention.” Mullen’s reading takes place within the exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry.

The program is generously supported by William and Ruth True – Gramma Poetry.