Marin Poetry Center

Pádraig Ó Tuama & Matthew Siegal

Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet and theologian who lives in the north of Ireland. For the last five years he led the Corrylmeela Community,  Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organization. He has been interviewed on Krista Tippet’s On Being. As a gay Irish Catholic man, his poetry deals with questions of language, politics, conflict and […]

Jericho Brown at Alley Cat Books

Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Writer’s Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book […]

Marin Poetry Center at Litquake

Five MPC Board Members read for Litquake! Sandra Cross, Rebecca Foust, Siân Killingsworth, Amanda Moore, and Meryl Natchez. This is MPC’s first San Francisco Litquake event. Sandra Cross, a retired lawyer, was born in St. Louis and raised in San Francisco. She attended the University of Chicago in the late 60s and has always been proud to […]

Deborah Landau & Matthew Zapruder

Deborah Landau is director of the Creative Writing Program at New York University. She is the author of Soft Targets, The Uses of the Body and The Last Usable Hour, both Lannan Literary Selections from Copper Canyon Press; and Orchidelirium, which was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Landau studied at Stanford University, Columbia University, and Brown University, […]

Meryl Natchez and Amanda Moore

Introducing Marin Poetry Center’s Bridges to Poetry collaboration with Gearbox Gallery in Oakland! We’re thrilled to feature poets from all across the Bay at this wonderful venue. Our first reading will feature Meryl Natchez, an East Bay poet, and Amanda Moore, who is from San Francisco. Keep your eyes open for future readings at Gearbox!

Jane Hirshfield & Ellery Akers: A Benefit Reading for the Sierra Club

Poems in Defense of Our Planet: Please join us at Sierra Club’s national headquarters in Oakland, CA as we hear two insightful poets read their inspiring work to support Sierra Club’s mission to protect the world we love. To make a tax-deductible donation through Sierra Club Foundation, click here. Thank you. Jane Hirshfield’s ninth, forthcoming poetry collection is Ledger (Knopf, […]

Maurya Simon & Amber Flora Thomas

Maurya Simon is the author of ten volumes of poetry, including Speaking in Tongues, a nominee for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize, Ghost Orchid, which was nominated in 2004 for a National Book Award in Poetry, Cartographies, (Red Hen Press, 2008), and most recently, a limited-edition letterpress book, Questions My Daughters Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Them (Blackbird Press, 2014). Her novel-in-verse, entitled The […]

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 […]

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