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

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