Marin Poetry Center

Memorial Tribute to Linda Gregg

This tribute celebrates Linda Gregg’s life and work, with poems and stories from poets and friends. Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Forrest Gander, Jane Hirshfield and others will gather to read and speak about Linda. Refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend and/or read, please RSVP to events@marinpoetrycenter.org so we can plan appropriately. Doors open at […]

Elizabeth Bradfield, poet and naturalist, reads with a selection of photos. Poets Sean Hill, Kali Lightfoot, and Clare Benzadón will join in conversation (and poetry).

Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of the Once Removed, Approaching Ice, Interpretive Work and Toward Antarctica. Theorem, a collaboration with artist Antonia Contro, is forthcoming this fall. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Kenyon Review, and her honors include the Audre Lorde Prize and a Stegner Fellowship. Founder and editor-in-chief of Broadsided Press, she works as a naturalist/guide and teaches […]

Series Premiere with Robert Hass & Brenda Hillman

This series features literary partners who are sheltering in place together. Couples chat, read favorites from their own and each others’ work, and tell us what this period has been like for them. Robert Hass, former United States Poet Laureate, has illumined the poetic landscape with his many books of poetry, translation, and essays. His […]

Cornelius Eady and Sarah Micklem

This series features literary partners who are sheltering in place together. Couples will chat, read favorites from their own and each others’ work, and tell us what this period has been like for them. Cornelius Eady is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently Hardheaded Weather. He has been a finalist for the National […]

Salon Undone: Expect the Unexpected

Salon Undone featured music, performance, art and poetry. Music featured Molly Holm, jazz singer, and included an informal performance by Marquis Engle. Art included Ruth Asawa, Betye Saar and Marion Perkins. Poetry included Jericho Brown, Forrest Gander, Ellen Bass, and Meryl Natchez. Special appearance by Carnac the Magnificent. Where to buy books and CD referenced […]

Major and Didi Jackson

This series features literary partners who are sheltering in place together. Couples will chat, read favorites from their own and each others’ work, and tell us what this period has been like for them. Major Jackson is the author of five books of poetry, including The Absurd Man (2020), Roll Deep (2015), Holding Company (2010), Hoops (2006) and Leaving Saturn (2002), which won the Cave Canem […]

Patricia Smith & Bruce DeSilva

This series features literary partners who are sheltering in place together. Couples will chat, read favorites from their own and each others’ work, and tell us what this period has been like for them. Patricia Smith is the author of eight books of poetry, including Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book […]

Jewish Community Center/Marin Poetry Center Present Jane Hirshfield & Meryl Natchez

Due to technical difficulties at the JCC, this recording starts about in the middle of the event. Mill Valley poet Jane Hirshfield‘s most recent, ninth poetry collection is Ledger (Knopf, 2020). Among her many honors are the California Book Award, the Northern California Book Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the […]

Words to Live By: Youth Poets on Climate Change

Poster Art by Emma Krause. Youth activist Harita Kalvai invites you to join a youth-led climate change poetry event on behalf of The Marin Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and The School of Environmental Leadership. This inspiring Zoom event will feature live spoken word performances by local youth poets, as well as presentations on a variety of climate change topics. This event is co-hosted […]

Why to These Rocks: 50 Years of Poems from the Community of Writers

The Mill Valley Public Library & The Marin Poetry Center invite you to a virtual book launch for Heyday Books’ release of Why to These Rocks: 50 Years of Poetry from the Community of Writers.  The evening will celebrate fifty years of poetry written in and inspired by the High Sierra workshop. Pulitzer Prize winners […]

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