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emerge/ncy [maps]

Poetry reading with Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Craig Santos Perez By: Menat Allah El Attma, April 12, 2021 “You are getting dressed. You stand in front of a mirror. And your peers are that mirror telling you: You’re not wearing pants.Why aren’t you wearing pants?”   Hieu Minh Nguyen depicts the first draft, […]


04/26: Poetry Reading featuring Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Natalie Diaz, and Aja Monet

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


To train myself, in the midst of a burning world,to offer poems of love to a burning world.Katie Farris In these continued changing times, ARC has taken the idea of a poetry festival and spread it out over a semester, online. During National Poetry Month—April 2021—we are piloting a new Flash Reading Series featuring 25 […]


Poetry and the Senses Application FAQs

I create prose poetry/hybrid work/experimental/political/ traditional lyric poetry/visual art that includes words/poetic films/music/interactive multimedia dance performance/etc, can I still apply?Oh yes. Please. We are interested in creating conversation/dialog/ exploration about poetry and the senses, with a focusing lens of COEXISTENCE, in the broadest iterations and incarnations. Hey, can I submit more than one application?Each applicant […]


In these continued changing times, ARC has taken the idea of a poetry festival and spread it out over a semester, online. The theme for Poetry & the Senses this past year has been emerge/ncy, and extends into the idea of voices we want to carry with us in imperiled times. We are interested in […]


Poetry Reading featuring Terrance Hayes and Simone White

Wednesday, March 17, 2021  4:00-5:30pm PDT This event will take place online. Find the livestream here. This event is funded by Engaging the Senses Foundation, and co-sponsored by the English department, the Black Studies Collaboratory, and the Center for Race & Gender at UC Berkeley. Please join the Arts Research Center in welcoming two of […]


Advisory Board Natalia Brizuela received her Ph.D. from New York University in 2003. She is a professor of Spanish & Portuguese and Film & Media. Her research focuses on photography, film and contemporary art, critical theory and aesthetics of both Spanish America and Brazil. (more here) Anthony Cascardi, Dean of Arts and Humanities at UC […]


Poetry & the Senses Spring 2021 Fellows Reading

Poetry & the SensesSpring 2021 Fellows Reading Monday, May 10th 2021 4:30-6:00pm PST This event will take place online. Check back soon for the link. The Arts Research Center will celebrate the 2021 Spring Poetry Fellows with a reading featuring: reelaviolette botts-ward, Vethea Cole, Elizabeth Feng, Sara Mumalo, Ramona Naddaff, Ken Ueno, Noah Warren, and Maw […]


02/23: emerge/ncy [maps]: poetry reading with Safia Elhillo, Hieu Minh Nguyen, and Craig Santos Perez

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 will take place online. Find the livestream here. This event is funded by Engaging the Senses Foundation, and co-sponsored by the departments of English, Ethnic Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, the Program in Critical […]


Poetry & the Senses Fellows

I want to lift / your fear / like a bonnetand kiss / your living / face.Eileen Myles Should I cry out and see what happens? Frank O’Hara, Meditations in an Emergency Undergraduate Student Fellows: Graduate Student Fellows: Faculty Fellows: Community Fellows: 2020 Undergraduate Student Fellows: Graduate Student Fellows: Faculty Fellows: Community Fellows: