New and Exciting Developments for Poetry and the Senses

A huge thank you from Engaging the Senses Foundation to Julia Wilson-Bryant, Director since 2017 of the Arts Research Center of Berkeley University, our partner in the multi-year Poetry and the Senses initiative. As Julia prepares to depart for Columbia University, she has announced that ARC’s next faculty Director will be Prof. Beth Piatote, who teaches Native studies and comparative literature and is also a published poet. Julia writes that “Beth will bring her brilliance, her creativity, and her political commitments to ARC as she will continue to showcase how the arts act as vital research.  In 2022-2023, she will oversee an expansion of our multi-year initiative Poetry and the Senses, in which fellows will collaborate with the University of Hawaii, the Arizona State University Center for Borderlands, and the Nez Perce writer’s group luk’upsíimey. I am certain Beth will be a transformative and inspiring leader!”