Welcome to Marin Poetry Center’s Events! 

Please note that due to precautions related to COVID-19, all in-person Marin Poetry Center events are postponed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you good health and creativity.

Most events at held at the Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA. Occasionally, events may be held in alternate locations, as noted in the event details. Marin Poetry Center events are free and open to the public, unless noted otherwise. All events at the library are cosponsored by Mill Valley Library.

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November 19, 2020 at 7:00pm PST

Jewish Community Center/Marin Poetry Center Present Jane Hirshfield & Meryl Natchez








Mill Valley poet Jane Hirshfield’s most recent, ninth poetry collection is Ledger (Knopf, 2020). Among her many honors are the California Book Award, the Northern California Book Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation. A former chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she was elected in 2019 to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Meryl Natchez, the chair of the Marin Poetry Center, is a poet, translator and reviewer. Her fourth book, Catwalk, was released in June from Longship Press. The two poets will read from their new books and talk about their experiences as writers during a time of crisis, the importance of community, and their shared sense of reverence for the natural world. This event is cosponsored by The Marin Poetry Center.

Register here.