2012-13 Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Events

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Drumvoices with Eugene Redmond

Eugene Redmond

Eugene B. Redmond, Emeritus Professor of English and Founding Editor of Drumvoices Revue, will read from his works and participate in a critical conversation at CSULA...

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October 22nd, 9:30 am – 4:20 pm – E&T Courtyard – Under the Tree – Open Mic Recital from 3:15-4:20 pm

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2008-2009 Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Events

Nov 2008

Seni Seneviratne to Visit CSULA


Seni Seneviratne
will be in residence at Cal State
LA during the first week in November 2008. Seneviratne's ... more


Nov 10, 2008

Dima Hilal to Offer Poetry Reading at


Dima Hilal will read her poetry at Cal State
LA in November 2008. Her visit is made
possible by the ... more


January 20-21, 2009

Vanessa Richards, Visiting Poet


The multi-talented Afro-Canadian poet-performer-songwriter-filmmaker Vanessa Richards will be the next visiting artist ...



Feb 2009

Sesshu Foster


Writer and teacher Sesshu Foster will be in
residence at Cal State LA on February 24-25, 2009. His visit is made
possible ...


April 7, 2009

Jean Burden Reading to Feature Victor Hernández Cruz


Victor Hernández Cruz will be the featured reader at the 2009 Jean Burden Poetry Reading. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 6:30pm ... more


May - June 2009

John Siddique is British Council Poet-in-Residence


John Siddique is the fifth annual British Council Poet-in-Residence in partnership with National Endowment for the Arts and Huntington Library from May 15 to June 12. Events will be announced soon! ... more

2007-2008 Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Events

September 27, 2007

Editor, Writers to Present Writing  Collection

On Thursday, September 27, poet and editor Nii Ayikwei Parkes will host readings from and a discussion of x-24: unclassified .... more


Oct. 3, 2007

Cal State LA, British Council Host Black

Watch Conference

Cal State LA will host a three-way

videoconference that will allow students and professors at Cal

State LA, Royal Holloway University of London, and the

University of Glasgow ... more

Nov. 7-8, 2007

Marisela Norte, East LA Writer and Artist,

To Visit 

Marisela Norte, East Los Angeles based

writer and artist, will be in residence at Cal State LA

November 7-8, 2007. Norte's visit is .... more

April 2, 2008

Adrienne Rich to Read in Burden Series

Adrienne Rich will be the guest reader at the 2008 Jean Burden Poetry Reading. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 6:30pm ... more

April 16-17, 2008

A. B. Spellman, Poet and Jazz Critic, to Visit CSULA

A. B. Spellman will visit CSULA in April 2008, offering discussions on poetry and jazz and signing copies of his poetry collection ... more

Monday, January 7 to Friday, February 1, 2008

Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay will be the British Council UK Writer-in-Residence at CSULA from Monday, January 7 to Friday, February 1, 2008... more

Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Poetry/Performance Art Program

CSULA Center for Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Presents Michele Serros & Tim Z.Hernandez & Brown Lotus... more

Visiting poets generally attend class sessions that are open to registered CSULA students in a variety of classes and fields as an important dimension of their educational experience.

All announced events on this page are free of charge and open to the public.




Visiting Artists Keith+Mendi Obadike

Exodus: African American Poetry Through Time

Cal State L.A. Graduate Student Exhibition

Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles County

Cultural Trauma of Slavery: International Videoconference Symposium

Cal State L.A. and Royal Holloway, University of London

British Council Poet-in-Residence Nii Ayikwei Parkes

Jean Burden Series Poet Andrew Motion


Visiting Poet Yunte Huang

Jean Burden Series Poet Rita Dove

British Council Poet-in-Residence Rommi Smith

Blues, Boats and Hurricanes


Visiting Poet giovanni singleton

British Council Poet-in-Residence Anthony Joseph

Jean Burden Series Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson

Visiting Poet and Reel Rasquache Festival Poet Juan Felipe Herrera