Author Archives : arc_berkeley


Poetry & the Senses Spring 2021 Fellows Reading: May 10

Poetry & the SensesSpring 2021 Fellows Reading Monday, May 10th 2021 4:30-6:00pm PDT This event took place on the ARC YouTube Channel. Watch the video recording here. The Arts Research Center celebrated the 2021 Spring Poetry Fellows with a reading featuring: reelaviolette botts-ward, Vethea Cole, Elizabeth Feng, Sara Mumolo, Ramona Naddaff, Ken Ueno, Noah Warren, and Maw […]


Poetry & the Senses: April 2021

In the continued changing times surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, ARC took the idea of a poetry festival and spread it out over a semester, online. The theme for Poetry & the Senses during spring of 2021 has been emerge/ncy, and extended into the idea of voices we want to carry with us in imperiled times. […]


Poetry Reading featuring Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Natalie Diaz, and Aja Monet: April 26

Monday, April 26, 2021  4:30-6:00pm PDT This event took place on ARC YouTube Channel. Watch the video recording here. This event was funded by Engaging the Senses Foundation and co-sponsored by the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, the Center for Race & Gender, and the Department of Ethnic Studies. Special Note: The Arts Research […]


emerge/ncy [maps]: poetry reading with Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Craig Santos Perez: Feb 23

emerge/ncy: [maps] poetry reading featuring Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Craig Santos Perez Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021  4:00-5:30pm PST This event took place on the ARC YouTube Channel. Watch the video recording here. This event was funded by Engaging the Senses Foundation, and co-sponsored by the departments of English, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, […]


Thought Log #15 The dawn is the opposite direction. Follow the lacy trails through the valley of doom. I dim from the outside & quiver on the inside. Siren sounds from the bog. Flamadiddle, Long Roll, Ratamacue. Swollen glimmers, bewildered chickens. We met in a tasting parlor. Stonecrop, scotch broom, willets. Sentence without verbs. Amber […]


Making Trauma Notes Questions of culpability are often both foreground and background in my discussions about writing trauma with Rusty Morrison.* They emerge because I’m working on a book of connected poems that explore trauma’s antecedents and legacies, its truths and untruths. I use the writing itself as a means to question how one’s traumas […]