Marin Poetry Center

Kevin Craft & Troy Jollimore: An Afternoon of Poetry

Craft Talk: “A Red Hot Half-Brick in an Old Sock: Tradition, Subversion, and the Sonnet” (1pm-2pm) Reading: “Burn After Reading: The Poetry of Kevin Craft and Troy Jollimore.” (2:30 pm) Come for one or both events! This is a unique chance to hear and learn from two illustrious out-of-town poets. This event is a collaboration of the Mill […]

Thomas Centolella & Diana Goetsch

Thomas Centolella is the author of four collections of poetry. The most recent, Almost Human, won the Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press, selected by Edward Hirsch. His honors include the American Book Award, the Lannan Literary Award, the California Book Award, the Northern California Book Award, and publication in the National Poetry Series. He is a former […]

Julia Bouwsma & Tess Taylor

Julia Bouwsma lives off-the-grid in the mountains of western Maine, where she is a poet, farmer, freelance editor, critic, and small-town librarian. She is the author of Midden (Fordham University Press, forthcoming 2018) and Work by Bloodlight (Cider Press Review, 2017). Her poems and book reviews appear in Bellingham Review, Colorado Review, Muzzle, Salamander, RHINO, River Styx, and other journals. She […]

Annual Holiday Potluck / Read-Around

Potluck is at 6:30. Reading is at 7:30. Come celebrate the holidays in poetry style! Bring a poem (25 lines max!). And a dish to share. By last initial: A – H: Main Dish       I – P: Dessert       Q – Z: Salad

Martha Ronk & Brian Turner

Martha Ronk is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Ocular Proof (Omnidawn), 2016, Transfer of Qualities (Omnidawn), long-listed for the National Poetry Award, Partially Kept, published by Nightboat Books, Vertigo, a National Poetry Series selection published by Coffee House Press, In a landscape of having to repeat, a PEN USA best poetry book published by Omnidawn Press, and Why/Why Not from UC Press. […]

John Murillo & Nicole Sealey

John Murillo is the author of the poetry collection, Up Jump the Boogie, finalist for both the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Pen Open Book Award. His honors include a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Cave Canem Foundation, and […]

Cheryl Dumesnil & Allison Joseph

Cheryl Dumesnil‘s books include two collections of poems, Showtime at the Ministry of Lost Causes and In Praise of Falling (winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and the Golden Crown Literary Society Prize for Poetry); a memoir, Love Song for Baby X: How I Stayed (Almost) Sane on the Rocky Road to Parenthood; and the anthology Dorothy Parker’s Elbow: Tattoos […]

Alexis Rhone Fancher & D.A. Powell

THIS IS A READING OF EROTIC POETRY. ADULTS ONLY. Alexis Rhone Fancher is a professionally trained theatre actress who gave it all up for poetry. She is the author of How I Lost My Virginity To Michael Cohen and other heart stab poems (2014), State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies (2015), and her latest erotic collection, Enter Here (2017). She is published […]

Copper Canyon Press Reading

This reading, featuring four wonderful poets with new collections from Copper Canyon Press, is a collaboration between Marin Poetry Center and the Mill Valley Library. Location: Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley. Dana Levin fourth book is Banana Palace (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). Previous collections include In the Surgical Theatre and Sky Burial, which The New Yorker called “utterly her own and […]

Poetry World Series, Mill Valley Library

This fun poetry event features Daniel Handler as emcee, celebrity judges Lee Herrick and Molly Giles, and rising Marin Poets: Tongo Eisen-Martin, Kathleen Winter, Maw Shein Win, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Arisa White and Kai Carlson-Wee. Hosted by Rebecca Foust, Marin Poet Laureate.

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