10/06 Jake Skeets Reading & Craft Talk

Jake Skeets

Poetry Reading & Craft Talk

Thursday, October 6th 2022

12:10 – 12:50pmReading
Lunch Poems, Morrison Library

4:00 – 5:15pmCraft Talk: The Memory Field
Maude Fife Rm, 315 Wheeler Hall

Both events free & open to the public.

Watch the craft talk here.

Read the blog post here.

Watch Jake’s poetry reading here.

Co-presented by the Arts Research Center & the Berkeley English Dept with generous support from Engaging the Senses Foundation, 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. 

​On October 6th, the Arts Research Center is thrilled to collaborate with the English Dept’s Lunch Poems Series to bring poet Jake Skeets to campus for a reading and public craft talk on The Memory Field, in conversation with ARC Director Beth Piatote. The reading will be held at noon in Morrison Library, and the craft talk and conversation in the Maude Fife Rm, third floor of Wheeler Hall.

Jake Skeets is the author of Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, winner of the National Poetry Series, Kate Tufts Discovery Award, American Book Award, and Whiting Award. He is a winner of the 2018 Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize and his work has appeared in Boston ReviewWaxwingPloughshares and elsewhere. He is from the Navajo Nation and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma. (image: Bear Guerra)

More information on the Lunch Poems reading series, here.

Read Jake’s poem Buffalograss on the Poetry Foundation website here.

“a debut collection of poems by a dazzling geologist of queer eros….a fierce reclamation of a living place—full of beauty as well as brutality, whose shadows are equally capable of protecting encounters between boys learning to become, and to love, men.”

Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, available at Milkweed Press here.