Poetry and the Senses Events


––we are always digging each other out from an intimate
sort of rubble––
Natalie Diaz

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Natalie Diaz, and Aja Monet | Poetry readings + conversation

Monday, April 26, 2021

4:30-6:00pm PDT

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Poetry & the Senses
Spring 2021 Fellows Reading

Tuesday, May 4th 2021

4:00-5:30pm PST

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Poetry & the Senses
Flash Reading Series

April – May 2021

Weekly Releases

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Poetry Reading

featuring Terrance Hayes and Simone White

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021 

4:00-5:30pm PST

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emerge/ncy: [maps] poetry reading

featuring Safia ElhilloHieu Minh Nguyen, and Craig Santos Perez

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021 

4:00-5:30pm PST

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Past Events


Poetry & the Senses Fellows’ Reading

Wednesday December 9, 2020, 5:00-6:30 PST

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Danez Smith and Patricia Smith | Readings + Conversation

Thursday, December 3, 2020, 5:00-6:30 PST

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Joy Harjo, Reading by U.S. Poet Laureate
In conversation with Beth Piatote

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
5:30 – 7:00pm PDT

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and Engaging the Senses Foundation, with additional support from the English and Ethnic Studies Departments, the Native American Studies Program, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the Center for Race & Gender

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Poetry and the Senses Launch and Conversation
With Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, and Lyn Hejinian

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

5:30 – 7:00pm: Readings + Conversation
7:00 – 7:30pm: Reception + Celebration

Morrison Library, UC Berkeley

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