03/02/23 Claire Hong

Claire Hong

Poetry Reading & Craft Talk

Thursday, March 2nd 2023

12:10 – 1:00pmReading
Lunch Poems, Morrison Library (Located in Doe Library), UC Berkeley


4:00 – 5:15pmCraft Talk on
Living in Squalor: Regenerative Agriculture and Revisioning Ancestral Sites
Hearst Field Annex D23 (ARC), UC Berkeley


Presented by the Arts Research Center & the English Department with support from Engaging the Senses Foundation, the Center for Race & Gender, Ethnic Studies, Dr. and Mrs. Tom Colby, the UC Berkeley Library, The Morrison Library Fund, the dean’s office of the College of Letters and Science, and Poets & Writers, Inc.

This event is part of UC Berkeley’s  A Year on Angel Island project.

Image: Judy Meuschke

On March 2nd, the Arts Research Center is thrilled to collaborate with the English Department and the UC Berkeley Lunch Poems series to bring poet Claire Hong to campus for a reading and public craft talk, in conversation with ARC Director Beth Piatote. The reading will be held at noon in Morrison Library, and the craft talk TBA.

CLAIRE HONG is the author of Upend (Noemi Press), which was longlisted for the PEN/Voelcker Award. She received a Stegner Fellowship in Poetry from Stanford University (2019-2021) and has creative writing degrees from the University of Arizona (MFA) and Pratt Institute (BFA). She was born in San Francisco, CA and currently lives in Tucson, AZ where she works to distribute traditional, arid adapted seeds.

More information on the Lunch Poems reading series, here.

Other Info:

If you require accommodations to participate in the Lunch Poems event, please contact coordinator Noah Warren, poems-library@berkeley.edu or 401-632-8032, with as much advance notice as possible, at least 7-10 days before the event. The Lunch Poems series, founded by Professor Robert Hass, is under the direction of Professor Geoffrey G. O’Brien. If you require accommodations to participate in the Public Craft Talk & Conversation, please contact ARC Associate Director Laurie Macfee, macfee@berkeley.edu. This event is part of ARC’s Poetry & the Senses program and their year-long focus on indigeneity and reclamation.

Upend is a riveting poetic journey of scholarship, retrieval and speaking truth to power.” – Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

 “what about immobilizing guilt / organized resistance / the land not wanting you?” Here is a poet doing the real work to examine not only where we have been, but how to save ourselves from further destruction. This is a book I want everyone to put inside our lives, and to do so right now! – CA Conrad

Upend available at Noemi Press.

This reading is part of ARC’s Poetry & the Senses Program, generously sponsored by Engaging the Senses Foundation.