Marin Poetry Center

Marcello Hernandez Castillo

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo is a poet, essayist, translator, and immigration advocate. He is the author of Cenzontle, which was chosen by Brenda Shaughnessy as the winner of the 2017 A. Poulin, Jr. published by BOA editions in 2018. His first chapbook, DULCE, was chosen by Chris Abani as the winner of the Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize published by Northwestern University […]

Carolyn Miller & Carol Moldaw

Carol Moldaw is the author of Beauty Refracted, a poetry collection (Four Way Books 2018); The Widening, a short novel; The Lightning Field, which won The FIELD Prize; and a chapbook, Through the Window, published as Pencereden in Istanbul, in a bi-lingual Turkish-English edition. Moldaw is the recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in poetry, a Pushcart Prize, and a Lannan Foundation […]

Robert Hass and Essy Stone

This event was presented in collaboration with the Poetry Society of America and the Mill Valley Library. Over 300 people attended, a lively and engaged audience for poetry! Robert Hass, former United States Poet Laureate, has illumined the poetic landscape with his many books of poetry, translation, and essays. His honors include the National Book Award, and […]

David St. John & Susan Terris

David St. John has been honored, over the course of his career, with many of the most significant prizes for poets, including both the Rome Fellowship and the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the O.B. Hardison Prize for teaching and poetic achievement from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and […]

Lynn Emanuel and Troy Jollimore

Lynn Emanuel is the author of several volumes of poetry. She sees her Hotel Fiesta (1984), The Dig (1992), and Then, Suddenly— (1999) as a triptych exploring the convention and flexibility of the book, and the agency of readers and writers. The Dig received the National Poetry Series Award. Emanuel’s work has also been awarded a Pushcart Prize and has been featured in several Best […]

Erica Jong and Francesca Bell

Kanbar Auditorium, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael This special event is cosponsored by the Marin JCC and Red Hen Press. Fear of Flying, Erica Jong’s first and most famous novel, published in 1973, blew conventional thinking about women, marriage, and sexuality out of the water, selling over 37 million […]

Poet Laureate Celebration

Previous Poets Laureate read and welcome Terry Lucas as the 2019 Marin County Poet Laureate. He is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Dharma Rain (Saint Julian Press, 2016), and In This Room (CW Books, 2016). His two prize-winning chapbooks are Altar Call (San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival, 2013), and If They Have Ears to Hear (Southeastern Missouri University Press, 2013), winner […]

“Voices of the Heart”

An Intergenerational Poetry Reading Cosponsored by Marin Poetry Center Town Center Community Room, Suite 201 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera Marin Villages invites you to an inspirational reading featuring poets ages 7 – 70.  Readers include MPC members Prartho Sereno, Rebecca Foust, and Siân Killingsworth.  An open mic will follow the formal reading.Marin Villages is celebrating 10 […]

Ilya Kaminsky and Heather Altfeld

Kurland Lounge, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael  Ilya Kaminsky, a Russian Jew, was born in Odessa (in the former Soviet Union) in 1977 and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He has been awarded both a Guggenheim Fellowship, and Lannan […]

Writers for Migrant Justice Jane Hirshfield and Raina J. León

Dominican University of California Garden Room, 75 Magnolia Ave, San Rafael Cosponsored with Dominican University to support Immigrant Families Together.  In addition to the readers, Solito Solita editors Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman will present with narrator Soledad Castillo.

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