The Argentinian writer Jorge Borges, blind, dared to say that anything that happens to an artist that does not destroy them is a gift. I don’t know if the Chilean poet Raúl Zurita would agree that his, for instance, extreme suffering at the hands of one of the world’s ugliest regimes, led by the CIA-backed Agosto Pinochet, was a gift.
Celebrating Cave Canem: Cornelius Eady, Morgan Parker, & Cameron Awkward Rich, in conversation with Chiyuma Elliott & Vincente Perez By: Menat Allah El Attma, November 29, 2021 Why not start at the darkest place? Morgan Parker, before reciting any poetry from the page, speaks it naturally. Imagine her words: yourself, to begin with darkness. If we […]
My work starts from the premise that slavery is process that is currently ongoing, and that Black voice is always (already) constrained by a white supremacist violence that hides its destruction behind liberal ideals such as progress, The Human, multiculturalism and more.
Celebrating Kundiman: Cathy Linh Che, Chen Chen, & Jenny Xie in conversation with Lindsay Choi & Sophia Hussain Thursday, March 10th 2022 | 5:00 – 6:30pm PST ONLINE – Link here to ARC’s YouTube Channel RSVP on Eventbrite to receive email reminders. This event will be livestreamed + live captioned This event is presented by […]
Using a model of poetry workshops, Calling the Elders creates opportunities for UC Berkeley’s QT students, faculty, and staff to use creative writing to build community, articulate needs, and collaboratively build an inclusive and ambitious vision of support. The writing workshops center around poems and prompts offered by queer and trans poets or inspired by work […]
Detroit Roots: A reading featuring Tarfia Faizullah, Vievee Francis, and Matthew Olzmann in conversation with Chiyuma Elliott & Jesse Nathan Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 5:30 – 7pm PST Location: Doe Library Room 308A RSVP on Eventbrite to receive email reminders This online event will be in-person, recorded and posted on ARC’s YouTube Channel post-event. […]
Berkeley Center for New Media Margarita Kuleva, “The Right to Be Creative” Monday, March 14 | 5:00 — 6:30 PM | Online Find out more here! How do you make art when the right to be creative is contested, and how do dissident artists in Russia make their voices heard? Margarita Kuleva will present her research on digital art communities […]
At UC Berkeley, we are lucky to have a wealth of poetry experiences designed for our students, faculty and staff, and broader communities. Events are all free and open to the public, and some require pre-registration; this fall, most are live streamed and live captioned. Below are some groups, events, and lectures for you to […]
Over the past few years, the Arts Research Center has been lucky to enjoy the partnership and co-sponsorship support of an incredible array of organizations, drawn from across the campus and beyond. We are grateful to the following departments, centers, colleges, museums, and foundations for helping us to build and extend our shared community. Current […]
The Arts Research Center will celebrate the 2021 Fall Poetry Fellows with a reading of work created during their fellowship semester. This event will feature undergrad fellows Anastasia Le and Gisselle Medina; graduate fellows Lindsay Choi and Vincente Perez; faculty fellows Ahmad Diab and Jesse Nathan; and community fellows Maurya Kerr and D’mani Thomas, and be […]