Thursday March 23 at 5pm PDT: Poetry Reading with Noʻu Revilla, D. Kealiʻi Mackenzie, and Donovan Kūhiō Colleps in conversation with Craig Santos Perez, on ARC’s YouTube channel here.

Indigenous Poetics Lab Fellowship Applications for Indigenous & Endangered Languages Open! More info here.

Welcome to Spring 2023!

Highlights include hosting AlterTheater’s world premiere of the play Pueblo Revolt; an Artist-in-Residence visit with award-winning playwright Dillon Chitto; a collaboration with Lunch Poems and the Angel Island Project with the visit of poet Claire Hong; an artist lecture and conversation with photographer Cara Romero; and a Poets Laureate reading, along with numerous other programs! ARC will also begin its year-long exploration of the theme Reclamation in its Poetry & the Senses program, including 12 new fellows for spring and collaborations between UC Berkeley, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and the Nez Perce writer’s group luk’upsíimey. This expansion of our model explores poetry and the politics of language in a wider framework across the imaginary of multiple landscapes.

Image Credit: Shameless, 2020 © Cara Romero. Come to her Artist Talk on April 11th.


Jan 30: Generative Art & Deep Learning AI (co-sponsored with Berkeley Center for New Media)

Feb 2-12: Pueblo Revolt, Award-Winning Play Premiere by Dillon Chitto (with AlterTheater)

Feb 6: Theater as a Site of Public History: Dillon Chitto & Laurie Arnold

Feb 17: Voro’pi: Encounter with Naine Terena, Gustavo Caboco, & Jamille Pinheiro Dias (co-sponsored with Center for Latin American Studies)

Feb 21: Last Hoisin Poets Read Chinese Poetry of Angel Island Inmates (co-sponsored with Arts+Design and the Future Histories Lab)

Mar 2: Poetry Reading & Craft Talk: Claire Meuschke (co-sponsored with Lunch Poems)

Mar 6*: Unwalling Citizenship (co-sponsored with Berkeley Center for New Media)

Mar 8*: Nez Perce & Māori Poets: Michael Wasson + Alice Te Punga Somerville

Mar 10-11: Borders and Crossings: Contemporary Arts and Techniques of Migration (co-sponsored with Center for Interdisciplinary Critical Inquiry)

Mar 15: New Indigenous Poetics Lab Fellowship Open

Mar 16: BOMBA: The Politics of Representation of a Black Movement (co-sponsored with Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies)

Mar 23*: Hawaiian Poets: Noʻu Revilla, D. Kealiʻi MacKenzie, & Donovan Kūhiō Colleps

Apr 1-30*: Flash Poetry Readings – National Poetry Month

Apr 10: Poetry & the Senses Emerge/ncy Chapbook Release Party

Apr 11: Artist Talk with Photographer Cara Romero

Apr 20: Poet Laureates Reading: Lee Herrick, Kealoha, & Nadia Elbgal

Apr 21: The Story of Everything: Bay Area Film Premiere (co-sponsored with ETSF)

Apr 28: In-Between: Berkeley-Stanford-SFMOMA Symposium (co-sponsor)

May 4*: Poetry Fellows Reading: Berkeley, Hawaiʻi, & luk’upsíimey

* online


If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact ARC’s program and access coordinator Indira Allegra at with as much advance notice as possible, and at least two weeks in advance of the event.


Pueblo Revolt, by Dillon Chitto

Feb 16th – 26th, 2023

AlterTheater Production
continues in San Rafel at Art Works.


Review in SF Chronicle!

More info on Dillon’s artist-in-residence visit here.

Meet Our Fellows!

Top Row: Carol Ann Carl, Phillip Cash Cash, Al-An deSouza, Amanda Galvan Huynh, Sarah Hennessey, Fede Kong-Gonzalez
Bottom Row: Marisa Lin, Cristina S. Méndez, Noʻu Revilla, Aimee Suzara, Tierra Sydnor, Kellen Trenal

Our fellows are selected for the quality of their writing, the expertise they have in their fields and for their desire to engage with new perspectives, and ideas in their work. Our Poetry and the Senses fellows meet in horizontal working groups that bring together faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and community poets into non-hierarchical cohorts. The group will convene every two weeks during the academic semester to share creative work, research, discussion and critique around the theme of Reclamation. Our fellows receive a stipend to support their own creative practice, interact with visiting writers, and will have their work included in a chapbook.

We proudly co-sponsor these events, read more!

This spring, we co-sponsor events with the Engaging the Senses Foundation, Berkeley Center for New Media, Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies, Berkeley Arts+Design & Future Histories Lab, Berkeley Center for Interdisciplinary Critical Inquiry, and Berkeley Theater, Dance & Performance Studies.