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BETH PIATOTE | poem

kawá/then [1] This piece is part of a larger collection of poems, Nez Perce Word for Shark, that draws on my heritage language of Nez Perce to explore the grammars of meaning and distinct aesthetics that emerge through its linguistic features. The collection also draws on figures and tropes from Nez Perce narratives. [2] qú’nes/condor; […]


RUSTY MORRISON | poem

notes from the understory (level 5)  such that dust without my knowing  is a subtle swirling viscosity surrounding you & me  always or only the ‘always’ I know as this life  dust is the cohesion & creates coherence between us  dust of what all of us are & have been or at least  this planet’s […]


Collective Art Practice, Rehumanization, and Catharsis

Collective Art Practice, Rehumanization, and Catharsis: A Talk with Cannupa Hanska Luger By: Lindsey Pannor, May 5, 2020 On April 16th, the Arts’ Research Center collaborated with UC Berkeley’s College of Letters and Science course titled “Public Art and Belonging” to host Cannupa Hanska Luger “on” campus—though, in light of the pandemic, this event occurred […]


ARC Fellows: To You: In the tradition of izibongo (south-african praise prose)

To You: In the tradition of izibongo (south-african praise prose) Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Gracia Mwamba (Undergraduate/Art Practice) You are allowed to laugh today. You are allowed more than a hidden giggled breath. Let this be a reminder that laughter that does not have to replace heaviness. You are […]


ARC Fellows: Poetry, Voice & Violence

ARC Fellows: Poetry, Voice & Violence Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Jenif(f)er Tamayo (Performance Studies) I’ve spent the last few years thinking about poetry and voice. Not like an “abstract” English grammar capital “V” voice––but like, the material voice. The one that makes waves and vibrations. Moves through canals, makes […]


ARC Fellows: Sensing, Knowing, and Other Matters

ARC Fellows: Sensing, Knowing, and Other Matters Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Menat Allah El Attma (English Literature/Global Urban Humanities) Two dangers never truly cease to threaten the world: order and disorder. The artist, in whichever medium they practice, knows then how easy and often they find themselves between opposing […]