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February 2019

Ari Banias

February 7, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Ari Banias is the author of Anybody (W.W. Norton, 2016), which was named a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Center USA Literary Award. His poems have appeared in various journals, in Troubling The Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, and as part of the MOTHA exhibitionTransgender Hirstory in 99 Objects. He is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and…

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March 2019

Tarfia Faizullah

March 7, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Tarfia Faizullah is the author of REGISTERS OF ILLUMINATED VILLAGES (Graywolf Press, 2018), and SEAM (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), winner of a VIDA Award, a GLCA New Writers’ Award, a Milton Kessler First Book Award, Drake University Emerging Writer Award, and other honors. Her poems are published widely in periodicals and anthologies both in the United States and abroad, including Poetry Magazine, Guernica, Tin House, and The Nation, are translated into Persian, Chinese, Bengali, Tamil, and Spanish, and have been featured at the Smithsonian, the Rubin…

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April 2019

Ben Lerner

April 4, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Ben Lerner was born in Topeka, Kansas. He has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, and MacArthur Foundations, among other honors. He is the author of three books of poetry (The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path), two novels (Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04). and a work of criticism (The Hatred of Poetry). His most recent books are collaborations: Blossom (with Thomas Demand), The Polish Rider (with Anna Ostoya), and The Snows of Venice (with Alexander Kluge). He is Distinguished Professor of English at Brooklyn College.

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May 2019

Student reading

May 2, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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One of the year’s liveliest events, the student reading includes winners of the following prizes: Academy of American Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and Yang, as well as students nominated by Berkeley’s creative writing faculty, Lunch Poems volunteers, and representatives from student publications.

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