Tom Raworth (1938–2017): A Celebration of His Life and Work

Friday, April 6 - 7:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, Wheeler Hall 315, UC Berkeley
Tom Raworth-photo The Guardian

Join us as we remember poet and friend Tom Raworth, with readings and tributes, at UC Berkeley's Maude Fife Room in Wheeler Hall. Miles Champion, poet and editor of Raworth's As When: A Selection (Carcanet, 2015) will be flying in from New York City, and other poet and artist friends from nearer by and far-flung places will be present, the latter mostly via audio recording or written memories and tributes.

Co-sponsored by The Poetry Center and UC Berkeley Department of English, this event is free and open to the public. 


Welcome: Lyn Hejinian

Stephen Emerson
Norma Cole
Alastair Johnston
Kit Robinson
Claude Royet-Journoud
David Southern
Jean Day
Alan Bernheimer
Merrill Gilfillan
Armando Pajalich
Stephen Vincent
Bruce Ackley
Fanny Howe
Jennifer Dunbar Dorn
Jim Nisbet
Gian Antonio Pozzi
Rita degli Esposti
Duncan McNaughton
Lyn Hejinian
Clark Coolidge
Andy Berlin
Steve Dickison
Miles Champion

Finale: recording of Tom Raworth reading

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The Poetry Center and UC Berkeley Department of English