Marin Poetry Center

Dean Rader Book Launch Reading with special guest, new Marin Poet Laureate Francesca Bell

THURSDAY, APRIL 27 | 7PM CREEKSIDE ROOM | MILL VALLEY LIBRARY Join us as we celebrate the launch of Dean Rader's new book, Before the Borderless: Dialogues with the Art of Cy Twombly. Joining Dean will be newly-appointed Marin Poet Laureate Francesca Bell, who will give us an exciting sneak peek of her forthcoming second book What […]

MPC 2022 Anthology Launch

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 | 7PM On Zoom Join contributors to the 2022 Marin Poetry Center Anthology as they read from this collection that celebrates poetic experimentation. Register to attend here:

Youth Poetry Reading & Workshop

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 | 5PM Mill Valley Public Library | Creekside Room Join MPC’s 2022-2023 Youth Ambassadors Jackson Bramlette & Tashi Manchip in celebrating the poetry of younger generations. This event will feature a reading by guest youth poets followed by a free-writing workshop and open mic. Open to all ages. Registration required. To register, […]

Anthony Cody and Mai Der Vang

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH | 7PM Mill Valley Public Library | Creekside Room   Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn). His debut has been awarded a 2021 American Book Award, a 2020 Southwest Book Award and a 2022 Whiting Award, as well as was recognized as a finalist for the National Book Award. He is from […]

Zeina Hashem Beck and Lynne Thompson

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH | 7PM Mill Valley Public Library | Creekside Room   Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet. Her third full-length poetry collection, O, was published by Penguin Books in July 2022. Her collection Louder than Hearts won the 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. She’s also the author of 3arabi Song, winner of […]

Iris Jamhal Dunkle and Dana Levin

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST | 7PM Mill Valley Public Library | Creekside Room   Iris Jamahl Dunkle's latest poetry collection is West : Fire : Archive (The Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University, 2021). She is also the author of Charmian Kittredge London: Trailblazer, Author, Adventurer (The University of Oklahoma Press, 2020). Dunkle teaches […]

An Evening of Translation featuring Olivia Sears and Terry Ehret & Nancy J. Morales

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20TH | 7PM Mill Valley Public Library | Creekside Room *With special guests Francesca Bell, Susan Cohen, and Meryl Natchez.* Join us as we celebrate the work of poetry translation by hearing from some exciting Bay Area translators. The evening will feature Olivia Sears, who will read from her new translation of Ardengo […]

Fall Poetry Reading Series Launch

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6TH | 7PM Mill Valley Public Library | Creekside Room Join us as members of the Marin Poetry Center read from recent work and celebrate the return to in-person programming at the Mill Valley Library! In addition to great poems, enjoy this moment of community and togetherness, buy a few new books from […]

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 […]

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