DETROIT ROOTS: A READING FEATURING TARFIA FAIZULLAH, VIEVEE FRANCIS, AND MATTHEW OLZMANNIN

The spring semester of Engaging the Senses Foundation’s ongoing Poetry and the Senses partnership with U.C. Berkeley’s Arts and Research Center (ARC) is in full swing as the spring 2022…

Poetry and the Senses Flash Reading Series for Poetry Month

The spring semester of Engaging the Senses Foundation’s ongoing Poetry and the Senses partnership with U.C. Berkeley’s Arts and Research Center (ARC) is in full swing! 2022’s poetry ventures, just…

Goodbye to 2021 and Onward to A New Time Full of Inspiration, Action, and Hope

        But no matter how good the dance, no matter how beautiful we may feel in the moment… understand that nothing was meant…

Any Real Change Implies the Breakup of the World as One Has Always Known It

I want to suggest this: that the majority for which everyone is seeking, which must reassess and release us from our past and deal with the…

Dana Gioia: Donation of a Life’s Work to Huntington Library

We are so pleased to share that our dear friend Dana Gioia, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (2003–09), California Poet Laureate (2015–19),…

On Beauty, Attention, and the Sacred

  Beauty is an achieved state of both deep attention and self-forgetting; the self forgetting of seeing, hearing, smelling or touching that erases our separation, our…

Lost & Found: Bringing Lost Work to New Life

In terms of a magickal working — an inner visioning process, this is the portion of the work that involves cleaning up loose ends — +…

On This Ship, You’ll Fly

What shall I give my children? who are poor, Who are adjudged the leastwise of the land, Who are my sweetest lepers, who demand No velvet…

A Celebration of California’s Local Poets Laureate

On October 6th, Engaging the Senses Foundation (ETSF), in partnership with the California Arts Council and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs/McGroarty Arts Center, is…