imgPoet and UC Press author Richard O. Moore will read from his forthcoming collection, Writing the Silences, at noon this Thursday, December 3, as part of the Lunch Poems Noontime Poetry Reading Series at UC Berkeley’s Morrison Library.

Richard Moore belonged to the San Francisco Renaissance literary circle of Kenneth Rexroth in the 1940s and 1950s, which was a precursor to the Beat poetry movement. In 1949 he was one of the founders of KPFA, the first listener-supported public radio station in the United States, and he has made many documentary films that have showed on public television and elsewhere. Brenda Hillman, poet and co-editor of Writing the Silences and of the New California Poetry series, will introduce Moore’s reading.

When and where:

Thursday, December 3, 2009
12:10 – 12:50 pm
Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)
UC Berkeley Campus (Campus map)
Admission is free and open to the public


Harryette Mullen, Amiri Baraka, and Lyn Hejinian are among the other UC Press poets who have read their work at Lunch Poems. Watch their readings at UCTV.

Lunch Poems is directed by Robert Hass, co-editor of the UC Press New California Poetry Series. In this UCTV video, Hass introduces a Lunch Poems reading by Robin Blaser, author of The Holy Forest and The Fire.