THE HOLLOWAY SERIES IN POETRY: lorna dee cervantes + javier o. huerta

[youtube_video width=399 height=233]Holloway Cervantes[/youtube_video]

[ Thurs Jan 26 12 ]

In 1981, Roberta C. Holloway gave a bequest to the English department of UC Berkeley “to be devoted to bringing a poet for a semester to Berkeley to teach, and to enjoy the remarkable creative and intellectual culture of the English Department’s literary community.” The bequest has grown into a series that supports not only one semester-long lecturer each year but also three Holloway postdoctoral fellowships and the The Holloway Series in Poetry. This Spring’s schedule commenced with a reading by Lorna Dee Cervantes and Javier O. Huerta.

Above is the entire show. Click “Play” to watch all, “Next” to skip forward, or the small “Insert” screen (to the right of the video time) to see thumbnails and watch them directly.

The above video includes a beautiful summary of the background to Holloway’s bequest, as given by Lyn Hejinian.

[ Resources ]

  • Watch a video archive of all past readings for The Holloway Series in Poetry
  • Subscribe to the series via iTunes podcast
  • Read with Lorna Dee Cervantes as part of the new Alley Cat Poets series
  • Attend the next in the Holloway Series: Ron Silliman on Tues April 10

This show was filmed by Charles Kruger