Marin Poetry Center

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.

Dorianne Laux & Joshua Mensch

Dorianne Laux‘s most recent collections are The Book of Men, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize and Facts about the Moon, winner of the Oregon Book Award. Laux is also author of Awake, What We Carry, and Smoke from BOA Editions. Only As The Day Is Long, her new and selected poems, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.   She teaches poetry in the MFA […]

William Brewer

These moving and dramatic poems tackle the pain of the opioid addiction in West Virginia, how it affects family, addicts and the community. Brewer manages to infuse the poems with beauty and hope as well as speaking in the many voices of the epidemic. Rooted in the physical and spiritual landscape of West Virginia, the […]

Workshops & Readings at Dominican University

Marin Poetry Center is cosponsoring the public workshops and readings that are part of Dominican University’s low-residency MFA summer program. Readers include Ellery Akers, Ellen Bass, Rebecca Foust, Judy Halebsky and many others. All events take place in the Garden Room of Edgehill Mansion, 75 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael, CA. A day pass is $30, or a pass […]

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