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To Marvin: A Celebration of Marvin Bell in Poems

Please join us for a reading and celebration of Marvin Bell’s poetry by his friends, colleagues, and former students, including John Irving, Tess Gallagher, Heather McHugh, David St. John, Naomi Shihab Nye, Kwame Dawes, Ellen Bass, Juan Felipe Herrera, Stephen Kuusisto, Dorianne Laux, Lia Purpura, Eric Pankey, and many more. Nathan Bell will sing, and […]

The Dodge Poetry Program presents the Dodge Poetry Festival 2020

From the organizers:  Come experience a deep, personal connection to poetry. Join the online festival to engage with beloved and distinguished poets and take part in community conversations no matter where you are (with Ellen Bass and other Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.) ‍ Live Streaming Passes to the Festival are free. Captioning […]

Poems of Hope & Resilience featuring Ellen Bass, Tess Taylor, Nikia Chaney, Molly Fisk, Patricia Smith, and more.

A reading to benefit the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Fire Response Fund, featuring Ellen Bass, Tess Taylor, Nikia Chaney, Molly Fisk, Patricia Smith, Janel Spencer, David A. Sullivan, and Gary Young. Suggested donation is $10. Register here: https://cccconfer.

Wednesday Night Poetry presents Ellen Bass, Traci Brimhall, Lauren Camp, and musical guests Bethlehem and Sad Patrick

Wednesday Night Poetry is the country’s longest running open mic reading series. During the pandemic, readings stream live on Facebook. Tune in Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00pm CT for a reading featuring Ellen Bass, Traci Brimhall, Lauren Camp, with musical guests Bethlehem and Sad Patrick. Watch on Facebook: https://www.

Living Room Craft Talk with Ellen Bass VI

From Ellen Bass: “If you want to learn more about the strategies that you can employ to write poems that are more vivid, arresting, meaningful and complex, please join Ellen Bass for this craft talk series on Fridays: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 & 14 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. […]

Living Room Craft Talk with Ellen Bass V

From Ellen Bass: “If you want to learn more about the strategies that you can employ to write poems that are more vivid, arresting, meaningful and complex, please join Ellen Bass for this craft talk series on Fridays: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 & 14 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. […]

Living Room Craft Talk with Ellen Bass IV

From Ellen Bass: “If you want to learn more about the strategies that you can employ to write poems that are more vivid, arresting, meaningful and complex, please join Ellen Bass for this craft talk series on Fridays: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 & 14 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. […]

A Reading Series presents Ellen Bass, Matthew Lippman, & Barbara Ras

Join a virtual reading featuring Ellen Bass, Matthew Lippman, and Barbara Ras.  Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtc-itqjkjHNSs-hPbZWnjE5cYu3f2zZLd

[Rescheduled] Bookshop.org presents Ellen Bass and Toi Derricotte

From the organizer: Please join us for a poetry reading with Toi Derricotte and Ellen Bass. Toi and Ellen are dear friends and have shared their poetry for many years. They are now coming together for this special reading of work from their new books. Of Toi Derricotte’s most recent book, “I”:New and Selected Poems, Terrance Hayes writes: “What song do you […]

Living Room Craft Talk with Ellen Bass III

From Ellen Bass: “If you want to learn more about the strategies that you can employ to write poems that are more vivid, arresting, meaningful and complex, please join Ellen Bass for this craft talk series on Fridays: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 & 14 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. […]

Living Room Craft Talk with Ellen Bass II

From Ellen Bass: “If you want to learn more about the strategies that you can employ to write poems that are more vivid, arresting, meaningful and complex, please join Ellen Bass for this craft talk series on Fridays: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 & 14 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. […]

Hugo House presents: From Detail to Discovery with Ellen Bass

From Hugo House and Ellen Bass: “Tolstoy said, ‘Art is transferring feeling from one heart to another. And E.L. Doctorow said, ‘Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.

Living Room Craft Talk with Ellen Bass I

From Ellen Bass: “If you want to learn more about the strategies that you can employ to write poems that are more vivid, arresting, meaningful and complex, please join Ellen Bass for this craft talk series on Fridays: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 & 14 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. […]

For the Future of Poetry: A Virtual Benefit featuring Ellen Bass, Jericho Brown, and Arthur Sze

Join Copper Canyon Press for a virtual benefit reading featuring Lambda Literary Award winner Ellen Bass, National Book Award winner Arthur Sze, and Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown, with a conversation moderated by Editor-in-Chief Michael Wiegers. Learn more about our summer fund drive and how you can help safeguard a future for poetry and independent publishing: https://www.coppercanyonpress.org/for-the-future-of-poetry/ […]

Bookshop.org presents Ellen Bass and Toi Derricotte

From the organizer: Please join us for a poetry reading with Toi Derricotte and Ellen Bass. Toi and Ellen are dear friends and have shared their poetry for many years. They are now coming together for this special reading of work from their new books. Of Toi Derricotte’s most recent book, “I”:New and Selected Poems, Terrance Hayes writes: “What song do you […]

Patricia Smith’s Birthday Poetry Marathon featuring Jericho Brown, Rachel McKibbens, Ellen Bass, and more

Bowery Poetry presents two nights of online poetry readings in celebration of poet Patricia Smith’s birthday, featuring readings from Jericho Brown, Rachel McKibbens, Ellen Bass, Kwame Dawes, Cyrus Cassells, Nicole Sealey, Saeed Jones,  Fatimah Asghar, and many more. Event will be livestreamed here: https://www.facebook.com/bowerypoetryclub

Patricia Smith’s Birthday Poetry Marathon featuring Jericho Brown, Rachel McKibbens, Ellen Bass, and more

Bowery Poetry presents two nights of online poetry readings in celebration of poet Patricia Smith’s birthday, featuring readings from Jericho Brown, Rachel McKibbens, Ellen Bass, Kwame Dawes, Cyrus Cassells, Nicole Sealey, Saeed Jones,  Fatimah Asghar, and many more. Event will be livestreamed here: https://www.facebook.com/bowerypoetryclub

SOMOS presents Ellen Bass and Jericho Brown

SOMOS presents an online reading with Ellen Bass and Jericho Brown, free and open to the public. Access information here: https://somostaos.org/calendar/#event=38764263

Virtual Event: A Poetry Reading with Ellen Bass and Tess Taylor

A virtual reading with Ellen Bass and Tess Taylor, hosted by Brookline Booksmith, who says “Grab a drink and get ready for some poems. Settle in for some breath music. Join Ellen Bass and Tess Taylor to celebrate their new collections. Tess’s book Rift Zone offers poems for an apocalyptic California– the precarious places, the fault lines […]

Ellen Bass: An Online Reading with Bookshop Santa Cruz

Times listed are in Pacific Time. Bookshop Santa Cruz presents a live online reading with Ellen Bass, who will read from her brand new poetry collection, Indigo.  Sign up to receive a link to join via the form here: https://mailchi.mp/ellenbass/bookshopsantacruz