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Diane Ackerman
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Diane Ackerman
Photograph © Sue Michlovitz
Diane Ackerman is the author of many works of nonfiction and poetry, including The Zookeeper’s Wife (W. W. Norton), A Natural History of the Senses (Random House), and The Human Age (W. W. Norton). She has received the John Burroughs Nature Award, the Orion Book Award, and the PEN/Henry David Thoreau Prize, among other honors. A film version of The Zookeeper’s Wife appeared in 2017.

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Vol. 72
Nocturnals
Spring 2019
Edited by Bradford Morrow

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October 22, 2019
It’s civic because it has a surface. It’s worse than it seems, but at least it keeps seeming. Though I become butter in the face of such hard-knifed buildings, I’d like to locate a harmony that does not equal plan. That doesn’t tilt the map toward a penthouse.
October 15, 2019
On the highway, saw the eyes of a sheep staring through slats
of a trailer transport. Who?

I thought for both of us. The choices
I had; those it didn’t.
October 8, 2019
I wanted to take you out shoplifting
mascara, reenacting all the scenes from
Marie Antoinette. I wanted us to fall 
back repeatedly into a bed of extravagant
dresses, eat really good chocolates, listen
to even better music, smell really good.
Is that too literal?
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The Bard Fiction Prize and Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner reads from Maggie Brown & Others
Monday, October 28, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium