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Human/Nature Poetry Reading — Poetry and the Planet

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Human/Nature Poetry Reading — Poetry and the Planet

2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720
April 11th, 2009 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
bampfa@berkeley.edu
PHONE:  
510.642.0808
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 11am-7pm; Friday, Saturday 11am-9pm
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
University of California Berkeley

DESCRIPTION

Can conservation inspire poetry? Can poetry inspire conservation? Seven Bay Area poets whose work provocatively intersects with environmental issues will read from their own writing and that of other poets. Participating are Camille Dungy, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Paul Hoover, Juliana Spahr, Truong Tran, and Shanxing Wang.

Robert Hass, UC Berkeley professor of English, will introduce and frame the program as well as taking part in the reading. During his two terms as U.S. poet laureate, Hass became a spokesperson for literacy, poetry, and ecological awareness; at Berkeley, he regularly teaches a course in environmental studies.