Marin Poetry Center

Great Books Poetry Weekend: Forrest Gander & Meryl Natchez

Poetry Weekend focuses on poems that center on language. The Saturday afternoon workshop examines multiple translations of two very different poems. Our guest speakers, Forrest Gander and Meryl Natchez, will guide us through the challenges of translation and answer your questions. The Poetry Weekend is held at the lovely Vallombrosa Conference Center, located within walking […]

Teen Poetry Night

A night for teens recite their original work. Teens from local high schools will perform: “A mic for your poem, your breath, and your soul. A space for your comrades, your thoughts to unroll. Bring paper or not, or perform on the spot, we’re all here to listen to the words that you brought.” Contact Maxine […]

Holiday Potluck & Read Around

Our annual holiday party at the Falkirk mansion is a time for poetry, song, and great food. Bring a poem and a holiday dish to share. If your last name begins with: A – G – please bring a dessert H – P – please bring a salad Q – Z – please bring a […]

Evie Shockley

Evie Shockley is the author of semiautomatic and the new black, both winners of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry; semiautomatic was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the LA Times Book Prize.  Her publications include as well the critical study Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry and poems and essays appearing recently and forthcoming in The Paris Review, Kenyon […]

Voices from the Inside: Best New Poetry from CA Prisons

Atascadero, Corcoran, Lancaster, Mule Creek, Salinas Valley, San Quentin,Vacaville, Valley We are pleased to present a sampling of “Poetry from Prisoners” incarcerated in California. Readers will include poets Rose Black and Ken Weisner, currently teaching at the Salinas Valley State Prison poetry workshop. Rose and Ken are also two of the founders of Right to […]

MPC Members New Books Reading

MPC hosted a reading to feature members who published books and chapbooks in 2020. Visit our growing MPC member bookshop here.

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