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While virtual events can’t fully replace coming together, here are a few of the many online poetry resources available:

Support black-run literary journals and organizations (courtesy of Natalie Eilbert)

Support BIPOC Writing Community

Support Indigenous Poetry

Support WO2WA International Poetry Exchange

Support MoAD Lit & Open Mic Nights

Support Acción Latina Literary Arts



The following events are postponed until further notice.

Second Sunday Poetry Series
Curated by Barb Reynolds 

This monthly poetry series takes place at Venus restaurant at 1889 Solano Ave. in Berkeley. All are welcome and admission is free. Buy your own drinks during the reading and dinner afterward. Barb always stays for dinner and you are welcome to join her community table, or dine with your friends. The poets’ books are for sale during readings and they are available to sign them for you. View past readings here. All readings 3:30-5:00 p.m.

The Poetry Connection:
A Reading Series at UUCM

240 Channing Way, San Rafael, CA: The Fireside Room. The second Friday evening of each month. September 2019 – May 2020 & September 2020 – May 2021. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Two featured Marin poets for each event*. Light refreshments. Open mic to follow. Co-sponsored by Terry Lucas, Marin Poet Laureate & the Adult Education Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin. Click here for the 2019-2020 season lineup.

*The September event each year will feature the Marin Poet Laureate only, to allow for a Q & A following the reading. Check here for readers’ photos and bios.

Reading Series

Sacramento Poetry Center
Valona Deli
Rebound Bookstore
Word Temple
Berkeley Lunch Poems
Why There Are Words
San Francisco Art & Poetry Calendar
Poetry Flash
Second Sunday Poetry Series

Poetry Resources

NEW: Idyllwild Arts
a fall poetry workshop with Victoria Chang


MPC’s Online Covid Confinement Writing Retreat
featuring a rotation of poet hosts
Mill Valley Public Library’s Library-in-Place
a list of services provided during Covid-19
a vast library of spoken poems—the New World section includes many local poets


Internet Poetry Archive
a worldwide computer network of selected poems from contemporary poets


Robert Pinsky’s Favorite Poem Project
an archive of short video documentaries showcasing Americans reading the poems they love


Poetry Foundation Resources
is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture


Mill Valley Literary Review
promotes the work of emerging writers, interviews well-known authors and should-be-known personalities, reviews books, and reports on the literary scene


Other Resources

Marin Poets Live!
Poetry Flash
Entropy Magazine
Poets & Writers
Trish Hopkinson’s poetry resources
Rose Black’s downloadable list of how-to poetry books