Classes & Lectures, Literary

Dorianne Laux: Morton Marcus Poetry Reading

UC Santa Cruz Humanities Lecture Hall Rm206
Thu Nov 16 5:30am - 8pm Ages: family friendly

About Dorianne Laux: Morton Marcus Poetry Reading

The Eighth Annual Morton Marcus Poetry Reading presented by the Institute for Humanities Research featuring Dorianne Laux

Poet Gary Young, will host the program, and the evening will include an announcement of the winner of the Morton Marcus Poetry Contest (recipient receives a $1,000 prize).

The Annual Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading honors poet, teacher, and film critic Morton Marcus (1936–2009). Marcus, a nationally acclaimed poet, called Santa Cruz his home for more than 50 years. This annual poetry series continues Mort’s tradition of bringing acclaimed poets to Santa Cruz County, continues to acknowledge the significant role poetry has played in our community’s history, and works to maintain poetry’s influence in our county’s culture.

About Dorianne: Dorianne Laux’s fifth collection, The Book of Men, was awarded The Paterson Prize. Her fourth book of poems, Facts About the Moon won The Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also the author of Awake; What We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; Smoke; as well as a fine small press edition, The Book of Women. She is the co-author of the celebrated text The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. Laux teaches poetry in the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty of Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA Program.

The Morton Marcus Poetry Reading event commemorates Santa Cruz poet Morton Marcus. Visit the Morton Marcus Archive in Special Collections at UCSC:

Event Details:

Doors open at 5:20pm, event starts at 5:30pm

Book signing and reception to follow

Parking information and directions:

Please park at the Cowell/Stevenson Parking lot 109 (map here: Follow path from lot 109 to Humanities Lecture Hall across from lot 106 on parking map (

Permits are $4.00 and attendants will be present at parking lot to sell permits to event attendees.

For disability accommodations, please contact [email protected] or call 831-459-1274

Free Event

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