Poetry and the Senses Events


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


Upcoming Events

All events free & open to the public and archived for asynchronous viewing; live streamed + live captioned this fall


Flash Reading Series

12 Bay Area Poets Reading a poem related to the theme Coexistence

Fall 2021, online

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Celebrating Cave Canem: Cornelius Eady with Morgan Parker & Cameron Awkward-Rich

Wednesday, Oct 20th 2021

5:00-6:30pm PST

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Camille T. Dungy & Ross Gay

Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021

5 – 6:30pm PST

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Poetry & the Senses
Fall 2021 Fellows Reading

Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021

5 – 6:30pm PST

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Past Events


Poetry & the Senses
Spring 2021 Fellows Reading

Monday, May 10th 2021

4:30-6:00pm PDT

This event took place on the ARC YouTube Channel, link here.

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

Monday, April 26, 2021

4:30-6:00pm PDT

This event took place online, link here.

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Poetry & the Senses
Flash Reading Series

24 Bay Area Poets reading a poem related to the theme emerge/ncy

Weekly Releases, April – May 2021

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Find the archive of readings here.


Poetry Reading

featuring Terrance Hayes and Simone White

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021 

4:00-5:30pm PST

This event took place online.

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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

This event took place online.

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Poetry & the Senses Fellows’ Reading

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

This reading took place online.
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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

This event took place online.

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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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