With an unusual, disarming blend of autobiography and cultural commentary, noted poet and critic Wayne Koestenbaum takes us through a spectrum of mortifying circumstances—in history, literature, art, current events, music, film, and his own life. His generous disclosures and brilliant observations go beyond prurience to create a poetics of abasement. Inventive, poignant, erudite, and playful, Humiliation plunges into one of the most disquieting of human experiences, with reflections at once emboldening and humane.

Join us Thursday, January 26, 8:30pm in Frick Fine Arts Auditorium for readings by Myung Mi Kim and Wayne Koestenbaum.
Reading will be followed by a conversation, moderated by Dawn Lundy Martin, about literary friendship.