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Review: dg okpik Craft Talk

by Eva Whitney, February 21, 2024 Poet dg okpik visited the Arts Research Center on October 5, 2023 for a craft talk following her reading through the Lunch Poems series. The full recording of the craft talk is available for viewing on ARC’s YouTube channel, here, and the Lunch Poems reading is available for viewing […]

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Review: Artist Talk by Cara Romero by Menat Allah El Attmah

When learning the Novel, you learn that the first novel emerged in the late 17th century. Such novels recorded voyages to strange new lands and even stranger bodies who peopled the land. On their return, there grew a complete market to consume the literature that was the spectacle of difference. With the innovation of photographs […]


Feb 2024 – Reclamation Poetry Gathering

A trans-Indigenous conversation, with juxtapositions that decenter European thought and begin to translate an oceanic-to-desert-to-river-to-forest poetic imaginary. Reclamation Poetry Gathering February 15 – 18, 2024 PUBLIC PROGRAMMING – FEB 16TH & 17TH, 2024 Organized by the Arts Research Center with generous support from The Engaging the Senses Foundation, and co-sponsored by the Berkeley Art Museum […]


Review: Poetry Reading with Noʻu Revilla, D. Kealiʻi Mackenzie and Donovan Kūhiō Colleps by Eva Whitney

How is nature poetic? How can Indigenous languages create a new sense of intimacy with one’s environment? On Thursday, March 23rd, three Hawaiian poets came together with author and professor Dr. Craig Santos Perez to explore these questions through a reading of their work. Featuring D. Kealiʻi Mackenzie, Donovan Kūhiō Colleps, and Noʻu Revilla, the […]


Indigenous Poetics Lab Fellows

“I was born with / eyes that can never close…” – Joy Harjo The Art of Revitalization Fellowships for Indigenous & Endangered Languages The 2023 Indigenous Poetics Lab Fellowships are awarded to: Maura Adela Cruz, Talia Dixon, Sierra Edd, Claudia Iron Hawk, Sabrina Jaszi, Tzintia Montano-Ramirez, Jesús Nazario, Everardo (Ever) Reyes, Måsi Santos, and Pa Vue ARC has awarded ten $1,000 Indigenous Poetics […]


ARC Space Rental

The Arts Research Center is a think tank for the arts. For over 20 years, it has acted as a hub and a meeting place, a space for reflection where artists, scholars, curators, and civic arts leaders from a variety of disciplines can gather and learn from one another. ARC has over 75 faculty affiliates and […]


2022/2023 Fellows Reading

Poetry & the Senses 2022/23 Fellows Reading Thursday, May 4th, 20235:00 – 6:30pm PDT WATCH THE LIVESTREAM HERE The Arts Research Center will celebrate the 2022/23 ARC Poetry Fellows with a reading of work created during their fellowship semester! Under the theme of Reclamation, the 2023 Spring Poetry & the Senses Fellows were led by Indigenous […]


Poets Laureate Reading

California Laureate Lee Herrick, Hawaiian Laureate Kealoha & Oakland Youth Laureate Nadia Elbgal Thursday, April 20, 20235:00 – 6:30pm PDTDurham Studio Theater, Dwinelle Hall (map here) WATCH THE EXTRAORDINARY READING & CONVERSATION! The Arts Research Center is thrilled to bring together three poets whose dedication to craft is an inspiration for anyone seeking to approach […]