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UCTV's impressive archive of poetry readings, interviews and conversations with established and emerging poets is the perfect resource to bring the art of language to life.

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UCTV's impressive archive of poetry readings, interviews and conversations with established and emerging poets is the perfect resource to bring the art of language to life.

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Poetry (Audio)

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UCTV's impressive archive of poetry readings, interviews and conversations with established and emerging poets is the perfect resource to bring the art of language to life.

Rank #1: Lunch Poems: Robin Blaser

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Robin Blaser emerged from the Berkeley Renaissance of the 1940s and ‘50s along with Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan, and later established himself as one of Canada’s foremost experimental poets. In addition to numerous works of poetry, criticism, and translation, Blaser has also penned an English and Latin opera libretto entitled The Last Supper in collaboration with Sir Harrison Birtwistle. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Show ID: 15429]

Apr 06 2009

49mins

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Rank #2: Lunch Poems: Jessica Fisher

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Jessica Fisher’s Frail-Craft was the winner of the prestigious 2006 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. She is a doctoral candidate in English at U.C. Berkeley and is coeditor, with Robert Hass, of The Addison Street Anthology, which chronicles Berkeley’s rich poetic history. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Show ID: 13565]

May 12 2008

27mins

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Rank #3: The 90s

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Poet, editor, and scholar Juliana Spahr discusses her writing and research. Series: "The Center for Cultural Studies at UC Santa Cruz presents" [Humanities] [Show ID: 15001]

Sep 15 2008

53mins

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Rank #4: Resilient Love in a Time of Hate: A Discussion with David Kim and Sunni Patterson

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New Orleans native Sunni Patterson is an internationally-known Def poetry artist and activist. She is joined in a conversation with George Lipsitz and David Kim about her music and poetry, and her life reaching, teaching and healing. Series: "Voices" [Humanities] [Show ID: 31570]

Dec 05 2016

1hr 58mins

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Rank #5: Potent Poet Sunni Patterson

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New Orleans native Sunni Patterson powerfully recites one of her many poems. Series: "Voices" [Humanities] [Show ID: 31630]

Nov 28 2016

3mins

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Rank #6: The Poems of Nikki Giovanni -- Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2016

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Poet Nikki Giovanni reads a selection of her poems as part of the 2016 Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University. Series: "Writer's Symposium By The Sea" [Humanities] [Show ID: 30819]

Jun 06 2016

29mins

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Rank #7: An Evening with Nikki Giovanni -- Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2016

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Author, spoken word artist, poet, essayist, professor, Nikki Giovanni has been electrifying audiences for more than 40 years, earning her one of Oprah Winfrey’s Living Legends distinctions. She delivers here as well, with a passionate and engaging performance and interview with host Dean Nelson of Point Loma Nazarene University. Series: "Writer's Symposium By The Sea" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 29674]

Apr 19 2016

1hr 28mins

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Rank #8: Lunch Poems: 2015 Student Reading

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One of the year’s most lively 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. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Show ID: 29740]

Jul 27 2015

35mins

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Rank #9: Jane Hirshfield - Lunch Poems

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Jane Hirshfield's eighth poetry book, The Beauty, appears from Knopf in early 2015, along with a new book of essays, Ten Windows. Previous books include Come, Thief (Knopf, 2011) and After (2006), named a best book of the year by The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Financial Times (UK). She has also written a book of essays, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry and edited and co-translated four books of work by world poets of the past. Her honors include The Poetry Center Book Award, the California Book Award, finalist selection for the National Book Critics Circle Award, England's T. S. Eliot Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, the Academy of American Poets, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A frequent presenter at universities and literary festivals both in the US and abroad, in 2012 she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Show ID: 29540]

Jun 08 2015

27mins

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Rank #10: Harmony Holiday - Lunch Poems

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Harmony Holiday is a poet, dancer, and archivist, mythscientist and the author of Negro League Baseball (Fence, 2011), Go Find Your Father/ A Famous Blues (Ricochet, 2014), and “Hollywood Forever” (Fence, 2015). She reads to an audience at UC Berkeley. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 29488]

May 04 2015

41mins

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Rank #11: Lunch Poems: La Dawn Duvall Reads Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

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UC Berkeley Executive Director of Visitor and Parent Services La Dawn Duvall reads Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman.” Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 29005]

Feb 02 2015

2mins

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Rank #12: Lunch Poems: Joseph Defraine Greenwell Reads Alone by Maya Angelou

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UC Berkeley Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Joseph Defraine Greenwell reads Maya Angelou’s poem “Alone.” Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 29006]

Jan 05 2015

2mins

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Rank #13: Lunch Poems: Carolyn Merchant reads The Lesson by David Iltis

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UC Berkeley Professor of Environmental History, Philosphy and Ethics Carolyn Merchant reads David Iltis’ poem “The Lesson” Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 29007]

Dec 09 2014

4mins

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Rank #14: Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems Turns 50: An Anniversary Celebration

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In partnership with City Lights Books, who first published Frank O’Hara’s “Lunch Poems” 50 years ago, this special event features readings from a newly expanded edition that also includes communiqués by O’Hara pulled from the City Lights archive housed at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. Participants include: Jayne Gregory, Robert Hass, Owen Hill, Elaine Katzenberger, Evan Klavon, Giovanni Singleton, Julianna Spahr, Joseph Bush and Matthew Zapruder. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 28889]

Dec 08 2014

24mins

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Rank #15: Lunch Poems: Timothy Hampton (Excerpt)

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UC Berkeley professor Timothy Hampton reads the poem “Of All Works” by Bertolt Brecht. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 27818]

Jun 18 2014

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Rank #16: Lunch Poems: Dylan Hendricks (Excerpt)

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UC Berkeley’s Dylan Hendricks reads “I Carry Your Heart With Me” by E. E. Cummings. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 27819]

May 05 2014

2mins

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Rank #17: Cynthia Cruz - Lunch Poems

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Cynthia Cruz’s poems have been published in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review and others. Her first collection of poems, RUIN, was published by Alice James Book and her second collection, “The Glimmering Room,” was published by Four Way Books in 2012. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. Her third collection of poems, Wunderkammer, is from Four Way Books in 2014. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 26024]

Apr 21 2014

28mins

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Rank #18: Linda Gregerson - Lunch Poems

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Linda Gregerson is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Selvage (2012). Her many honors include awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Mellon Foundations, the Kingsley Tufts poetry endowment. Her third book, Waterborne, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Gregerson is Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan. She reads to an audience at UC Berkeley. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 27967]

Apr 07 2014

29mins

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Rank #19: A Father's Day Tale by Juan Felipe Herrera

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California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera shares stories and life lessons from his father. [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 25525]

Aug 05 2013

3mins

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Rank #20: C.S. Giscombe - Lunch Poems

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Award winning writer and poet C. S. Giscombe has written many poems, books, and plays. He was the 2010 recipient of the Stephen Henderson Award given by the African American Literature and Culture Society. His poetry book Prairie Style won a 2008 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Two of his recent plays (Lycanthropes/ Entre Chien et Loup and Lycanthropes/ Loup-Garou!) have been produced in San Francisco. Back Burner, a collection of essays about poetry, color, transportation, cooking, etc., will be published in 2013. He teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 24351]

Jun 10 2013

41mins

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