10/06 Jake Skeets Reading & Craft Talk


Poetry Reading & Public Craft Talk

with Jake Skeets

Thursday, October 6th 2022

Reading: 12:10 – 12:50pm PST
Lunch Poems, Morrison Library

Craft Talk: 4 – 5:15pm PST
Maude Fife Rm, 315 Wheeler Hall

Both events free & open to the public.

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. 

​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 October 6th.

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.