The next exciting spring semester event from Engaging the Senses Foundation’s ongoing Poetry and the Senses partnership with U.C. Berkeley’s Arts and Research Center (ARC) is a celebration of the 2021/22 ARCPoetry Fellows with an in-person reading of work created during their fellowship semester! This event will feature undergrad fellows Anastasia Le and Gisselle Medina; graduate fellows Lindsay Choi and Vincente Perez; faculty fellows Ahmad Diab and Jesse Nathan; and community fellows Maurya Kerr and D’mani Thomas, and be followed by a short conversation and Q&A with ARC Director Julia Bryan-Wilson. The Poetry and the Senses Fellows have delved deep into their investigation of the theme of coexistence, which “has a spatial component, and implies the sharing of space or cohabitation within overlapping territories; it also has a temporal dimension, suggesting simultaneous presence with others in the same moment in time.”
The event will take place in person on Thursday, May 5th, 2022 from 5:30 – 7pm PST in the Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall.
Learn more about this semester’s fellows here. And don’t forget that you can still watch the series of Flash Readings by ARC’s/Poetry and the Senses growing online archive of Bay Area poets. During the month of April, each of the invited poets read one of their poems related to the theme coexistence. You will also find here the archive of poets who participated in 2021’s Flash readings related to the theme “emerge/ncy”. Truly a treasure trove of powerful voices!