Category: Poetry

Lunch Poems: Student Reading

In keeping with its history of showcasing the current landscape of poetry, Lunch Poems showcases the work of UC Berkeley’s students.

Poets taking the podium include winners of the following prizes: Academy of American Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and Yang. Several students were also nominated to read by UC Berkeley creative writing faculty, Lunch Poems volunteers, and student publications’ representatives.

Watch “Lunch Poems: Student Readings” and it might just inspire you to write some poetry of your own!

See what other poetry programs are available on UCTV or, check out the Writers Series.

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Lunch Poems: Cathy Park Hong

Cathy Park Hong is a Korean-American writer raised in Los Angeles, who is now an associate professor at Sarah Lawrence College.

Her first book, “Translating Mo’um” was published in 2002 and won a Pushcart Prize that same year. Her second book is called “Dance Dance Revolution” and with that Hong won the Barnard Women Poets Prize. Her third book of poems was published last year and is titled “Engine Empire.”

Hong’s poetry is known for using “code-switching,” which means using the combination of words from different languages, including slang, mixed together within a story or poem.

Listen to this episode of Lunch Poems, as Hong reads one of her poems aloud at UC Berkeley.

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Poetry Spring Fling with Billy Collins and More

No foolin’…. April is National Poetry Month and we’re headlining our celebration with a delightful presentation featuring American poet Billy Collins, who reads a selection of humorous poems and discusses the craft of writing with host Dean Nelson and an appreciate audience at the keynote event of the 2013 Writer’s Symposium by the Sea.

You can watch the complete program, “An Evening with Billy Collins,” or enjoy the excerpted readings we’ve made available.

You can also browse our astounding archive of programs from past Writer’s Symposium events, going all the way back to 2000 with guests such as Otis Chandler, former publisher of the LA Times, and best-selling author George Plimpton. There’s even a remarkable conversation with legendary author Ray Bradbury!

If you’re hungry for more poetry, make sure to browse our complete poetry library, loaded with established and emerging writers from around the world.

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April 2013 Highlights

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FEATURED THIS MONTH

Visionary Business Leaders

From Amazon to Whole Foods — and everything in between — these new programs showcase the bright ideas and bold moves from today’s most creative business leaders.

Conscious Capitalism with John Mackey Co-founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market

“The Age of Amazon” with Marc Onetto, Amazon.com

…. and more at our website.

Oh, To Be Musical…

Don’t miss this fascinating series examining exactly what it is that makes music, musical. Professors of music, literature and psychology decode the mysteries of music and its effect on our brains, our emotions and our lives. Presented by UC San Diego’s Eleanor Roosevelt College.

To Be Musical

Is the Human Mind Unique?

New from CARTA, scientists from different fields discuss cognitive abilities often regarded as unique to humans, including humor, morality, symbolism, creativity and preoccupation with theminds of others. They assess the functional uniqueness of these attributes, as opposed to the anatomical uniqueness, and whether they are indeed quantitatively or qualitatively unique to humans.

Premiering April 8

Is the Human Mind Unique? — CARTA

Celebrate National Poetry Month with UCTV

American poet Billy Collins headlines our annual Spring fling with poetry! Celebrate April’s National Poetry Month by browsing through our amazing archive of readings featuring established and emerging poets from around the world.

Poetry Month on UCTV

…. and more at our website.


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (PACIFIC TIMES)

 

All programs repeat throughout the month. Visit the Program Schedule on our web site for additional air dates and times.

Health & Medicine

Heart Matters: Physiology of the Body’s Powerhouse

MIND Institute: Current Research and Applications

Blood Vessels: Pathology of the Intravascular Highway

iPads as Assisitive Technology Tools

Heart: Pathology of the Malfunctioning Corazon

Creative Brains: Music, Art, and Emotion

Living for Longevity: The Nutrition Connection – Research on Aging

more >>

Science

Perspectives on Ocean Science Hits 10 Million Views! Find out why this long-running series is so popular with lifelong learners.

Genetics and Gray Whale Behavior

Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Disease with Stanley Maloy and Alan Sweedler

more >>

Public Affairs

Federalism at the Border: Immigration Policy and the States with Gabriel Chin

The Palestinian Minority in Israel: Between Coexisting and Conflict

Farming in the 21st Century: A Woman’s Perspective from South Africa

Transforming Conflict through Nonviolent Coalitions with Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee

My Forty Years at Berkeley with Harry Kreisler

Asia, the West and the Logic of One World with Kishore Mahbubani

more >>

Humanities

The Trials and Triumphs of Conrad Black

more >>

Education

Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower

Stereotype Threat Up Close: See it, Fix it

more >>


New Online Videos and Podcasts

The Future of Light – Lighting the World (Ep. 4)

Tales from the Front Lines: Reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan

Follow Your Heart: Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System Part II

more videos and podcasts >>

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Literature’s Next Generation

Want a peek into the future of the lit world? Check out these programs featuring UC Berkeley’s top student poetry and prose prizewinners from 2012. There is hope for the future.

Lunch Poems: Student Reading 2012
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.

Story Hour in the Library: Student Reading 2012
This annual student reading featuring short excerpts of work by winners of the year’s biggest prose prizes, Story Hour in the Library interns, and faculty nominees.

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