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June 20, 2013
Drawn from Hopper: An Evening of Poetry and Literature 

Anne Carson recites poetry in the Museum’s Lower Gallery. Photograph by Philip Wolak
Anne Carson recites poetry in the Museum’s Lower Gallery. Photograph by Philip Wolak
Audience members ponder the notion of “Hopper-esque.” Photograph by Philip Wolak
Audience members ponder the notion of “Hopper-esque.” Photograph by Philip Wolak
Elizabeth Strout reads from her novel, Amy and Isabelle, in the Museum’s Lower Gallery
Elizabeth Strout reads from her novel, Amy and Isabelle, in the Museum’s Lower Gallery

In conjunction with Hopper Drawing, this evening’s program highlighted the distinctive voices of Anne Carson and Elizabeth Strout. These established writers read selections of literature and poetry that were evocative of the mood and stylistic impulses in Edward Hopper’s art, and explored the lasting literary style some call “Hopper-esque." 

Elizabeth Strout read selections from her novel Amy and Isabelle, as well as a selection from Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio. Anne Carson read selections of her own poetry, including the sequence “Hopper: Confessions” from Men in the Off Hours, accompanied by a video by Denise Newman. 

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