May 3: Lunch poems featuring student readings

The Morrison LibraryThursday, May 3
12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Morrison Library in Doe Library
Admission Free

One of the year’s liveliest events, the student reading includes winners of the following prizes: Academy of American Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and Yang, as well as students nominated by Berkeley’s creative writing faculty, Lunch Poems volunteers, and representatives from student publications.


March 1: Lunch Poems featuring Rosa Alcalá

Rosa Alcalá

Thursday, March 1
12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Morrison Library in Doe Library
Admission Free

Born and raised in Paterson, NJ, Rosa Alcalá is the author of three books of poetry, most recently MyOTHER TONGUE. Her poetry also appears in a number of anthologies, including Stephen Burt’s The Poem is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship, her translations are featured in the forthcoming Cecilia Vicuña: New & Selected Poems. Alcalá teaches in the Department of Creative Writing and Bilingual MFA Program at the University of Texas-El Paso.


February 1: Lunch Poems featuring TC Tolbert

TC Tolbert
© Hannah Ensor

Thursday, February 1
12:10 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Morrison Library in Doe Library
Admission Free

TC Tolbert often identifies as a trans and genderqueer feminist, collaborator, dancer, and poet but really s/he’s just a human in love with humans doing human things. The author of Gephyromania and three chapbooks, Tolbert is also co-editor (along with Trace Peterson) of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. S/he is currently studying to be an EMT and spends his summers leading wilderness trips for Outward Bound. Tolbert was recently named Tucson’s Poet Laureate.

 


April Lunch Poems Features devorah major

Join us on Thursday April 6, from 12:10 to 12:50 pm for a Lunch Poems reading featuring devorah major, who served as San Francisco’s third Poet Laureate from 2002 to 2006. In addition to her four poetry books, she has published four poetry chapbooks, two novels including An Open Weave (winner of the ALA Black Caucus First Novel Award), and two biographies for young adults. In 2016, City Lights Publishing released a new poetry collection and then we became. major’s poetry has been recorded on four CDs and she performs nationally and internationally with and without musicians. She is Poet-in-Residence at San Francisco’s Fine Arts Museums and a Senior Adjunct Professor in Diversity Studies at California College for the Arts. Lunch Poems is a monthly poetry reading series held in UC Berkeley’s Morrison Library.

Details
Thursday, April 6, 2017
12:10 to 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley Campus
lunchpoems.berkeley.edu
Free and open to the public

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor — ideally at least two weeks prior to the event. The event sponsor is Ashley L. Bacchi, 510-664-7737, lcoevents@berkeley.edu.


March Lunch Poems features Jennifer Clarvoe

Join us on Thursday, March 2, from 12:10 to 12:50 pm for a Lunch Poems reading featuring Jennifer Clarvoe. The author of Invisible Tender and Counter-Amores, Clarvoe has received the Poets Out Loud Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and the Rome Prize in Literature, as well as a Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers Conference and a residency from the James Merrill House. She has taught at Kenyon College for twenty-five years. Lunch Poems is a monthly poetry reading series held in UC Berkeley’s Morrison Library.

Details
Thursday, March 2, 2017
12:10 to 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley Campus
lunchpoems.berkeley.edu
Free and open to the public

The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor — ideally at least two weeks prior to the event. The event sponsor is Ashley L. Bacchi, 510-664-7737, lcoevents@berkeley.edu.