Author Archives : arc_berkeley


Review – Celebrating Cave Canem Reading

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 […]


Calling the Elders: Writing Prompts

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 […]


04/28 Detroit Roots: Tarfia Faizullah, Vievee Francis, & Matthew Olzmann

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. […]


Co-Sponsored Events Spring 2022

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 […]


Poetry at Berkeley

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 […]


Affiliate Partners & Co-Sponsors

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 […]


Fall 2021 Poetry Fellows Reading: Dec 8

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 […]