Lunch Poems

 All Readings from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. on the First Thursday of the Month
 Admission Free Morrison Library in Doe Library UC Berkeley

 For directions to Doe Library please check the campus map. (lower right corner)

 Series Kick-Off, 09.05.02 | Brenda Hillman, 10.03.02 | Li-Young Lee, 11.07.02

 Mary Ruefle, 12.05.02 | Adrienne Rich, 02.06.03 | Luis Rodriguez, 03.06.03

 Cornelius Eady, 04.03.03 |  Student Reading, 05.01.03

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September 5, 2002
SERIES KICK-OFF
An all-star array of campus figures from a wide range of disciplines read and discuss their favorite poems. This year's line-up: Norma Alarcón (Ethnic Studies & Spanish), Seda Chavdarian (French), Cathy Cockrell (The Berkeleyan), David Duer (Doe Library), Maxine Hong Kingston (English), Daniel Koshland (Molecular and Cell Biology), Lawrence Ruth (Center for Forestry), Orville Schell (Journalism), Jill Stoner (Architecture), Charles Townes (Physics).

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October 3, 2002
BRENDA HILLMAN
Brenda Hillman uses language to explore the edges of consciousness, realms where the division between the sensual and the spiritual begins to dissolve. Her six books include Loose Sugar and her most recent, Cascadia. She's received two Pushcart Prizes, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award for Poetry. She teaches at St. Mary's College.

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Li-Young Lee

November 7, 2002
LI-YOUNG LEE
Li-Young Lee's collections of poems include The City in Which I Love You and Book of My Nights. In his poetry he explores a range of subjects, from his family's immigrant experiences to the haunting meditations of his most recent work. "His poems are made from his life with his life; his poems are earned. He dares to be simple. And he is surely among the finest young poets alive," writes the American Poetry Review. He lives in Illinois.

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Mary Ruefle

December 5, 2002
MARY RUEFLE
Mary Ruefle extends the territory of literature into realms that only poetry can reach, never losing touch with her amazing sense of humor. Her seven books of poetry include her recent Among the Musk Ox People. She lives in Massachusetts and is making her first trip to California in 20 years.

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Adrienne Rich

February 6, 2003
ADRIENNE RICH
Since winning the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1951 at the age of 21, Adrienne Rich has become one of the towering voices of our culture. Her many volumes of poetry and criticism summon us to reexamine our lives, from gender roles to the structure of our relationships and politics. Her most recent works include the book of poems Fox, and Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations. Co-sponsored by the Department of Women's Studies and by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies. This event will take place at International House Auditorium, Piedmont avenue at Bancroft Way. Please note location.
Luis Rodriguez

March 6, 2003
LUIS RODRIGUEZ
Luis Rodriguez has published eight books of poetry, memoir, and children's literature. His poetry, including Trochemoche, has won a Poetry Center Book Award, a PEN Josephine Miles Literary Award, and Foreword magazine's Silver Book Award. He is also widely known for his memoir of gang life, Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A., and for founding and directing Tia Chucha Press.

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Cornelius Eady

April 3, 2003
CORNELIUS EADY
Cornelius Eady's poetry meets the world's absurdities head-on with his own deft paradoxes. His highly personal use of language never detracts from its hard-hitting content. Eady's seven books of poetry include The Autobiography of a Jukebox, and his latest, Brutal Imagination. He's won the Academy of American Poets' Lamont Prize and teaches creative writing at CCNY.

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May 1, 2003
STUDENT READING
Always one of the high points of the year, this spring's student reading will include winners of the following prizes: Academy of American Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and Yang, as well as students nominated by Berkeley's creative writing faculty.

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For feedback regarding this series contact Zack Rogow at zrogow@uclink4.berkeley.edu.

Support for this series is provided by Mrs. William Main, the Library, the Morrison Library Fund, the dean's office of the College of Letters and Sciences, and the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities. These events are also partially supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

Technical comments may be directed to newscenter@berkeley.edu.