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Doren Robbins, poet, mixed-media artist, and educator
The poet Thomas McGrath has said that Robbins’s work is unified by both anger and love.  Other critics and reviewers have compared him with Francois Villon, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Henry Miller, and Gerald Stern, writers whose work is equally intense.  Indeed, Robbins is an ecstatic poet whose vision is uncompromised, whose poems are rich with extraordinary attention paid to the often undocumented, ordinary lives that deserve it.  His is a deeply rooted devotion, as is evident from his first collection of poems.”

               Andrea Hollander Budy
      
Encyclopedia of Ethnic American Literature
 


dorenrobbins.com

poet, mixed-media artist,
and educator
“The poet Thomas McGrath has said that Robbins’s work is unified by both anger and love.  Other critics and reviewers have compared him with Francois Villon, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Henry Miller, and Gerald Stern, writers whose work is equally intense.  Indeed, Robbins is an ecstatic poet whose vision is uncompromised, whose poems are rich with extraordinary attention paid to the often undocumented, ordinary lives that deserve it.  His is a deeply rooted devotion, as is evident from his first collection of poems.”

                    Andrea Hollander Budy
                           
Encyclopedia of Ethnic American Literature
 

dorenrobbins.com


Doren Robbins poet, mixed-media artist, and educator
"The poet Thomas McGrath has said that Robbins’s work is unified by both anger and love. Other critics and reviewers have compared him with Francois Villon, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Henry Miller, and Gerald Stern, writers whose work is equally intense. Indeed, Robbins is an ecstatic poet whose vision is uncompromised, whose poems are rich with extraordinary attention paid to the often undocumented, ordinary lives that deserve it. His is a deeply rooted devotion, as is evident from his first collection of poems.”

Andrea Hollander,

from the Encyclopedia of Ethnic American Literature

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Readings and Events





Live Readings with interviews can be found at radio station  KUSP,

Archives for The Poetry Show

http://podcasty.co/KUSP-s-Poetry-Show/show/tFKOit






2017

Foothill College. Poetry Reading for Twin Extra and new work. Hearthside Lounge, Tuesday, May 23, 1:30-2:30.



2016

Publication reading for Red Wheelbarrow magazine at WORKS/ San Jose, 365 South Market Street. 7:00-9:15. December 13, Tuesday.

San JoseFoothill College/ National Poetry Month Reading: April 26. 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Readings arranged at Well-RED Reading Series/Poetry Center in San Jose; Santa Cruz Poetry Society. March 8th 2016. 7:00 p.m.

Old Capitol Books in Monterey. Valentine’s Day 1:00 p.m.

Book Shop Santa Cruz. February 7. 7:00 p.m.



2015

Red Wheelbarrow literary journal reading. At/Works Art Gallery, San Jose. December 5. 7:00 p.m.

Foothill College/ National Poetry Month Reading: April 26. 12:00-1:00 p.m.




2014

Anti-Capitalist anthology reading. Emerald Tablet Gallery 80 Fresno St., San Francisco. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 2 PM – 9 PM

National Poetry Month Poetry Reading Featuring Foothill College Creative with current Foothill College creative writing and recent graduates. The reading will be in celebration of National Poetry Month and Robbins new book.  Robbins will read from his new chap book, Title to Pussy Riot. Date: April 22. Time: 1:30 — 2:30 p.m. Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313).

Co-teacher: Seminar on Adrienne Rich’s Atlas of the Difficult World, Date: April 2. Location: University of Georgia .

Poetry Reading, University of Georgia. Date: April 3. Location: VOX Reading Series,  Ciné Barcafé.

Interview and reading. Date: May 5. Location: KUSP Radio, Santa Cruz: //blogs.kusp.org/poetryshow/2014/05/05/doren-ro

Event: Birthday Commemorations Poetry Reading for Kenneth Rexroth. Date: December 7. Location: Beyond Baroque Literary Center, Venice, CA.

“Descendants of the Imagination.” Date: January. Location:  Santa Cruz Public Television: Reading and interview: Produced by LD Janakos: http://vimeo.com/96123533



2013


Event: The Dead Can Grow: Kenneth Rexroth, Kitasono Katue Conference Discussion of Rexroth’s Sierra Writings, Kitasano reading.  Date: June 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Location: Beyond Baroque
Event: National Poetry Month reading.  Date: April 23, 12:00 p.m. Location:  Foothill College



2012

Adrienne Rich Memorial Reading. Date: December 2, 2012.  Location: Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz, CA. 7 p.m.

Perihelion Poetry Magazine Reading Date and time: May 20, 2:00p.m. Location: Felix Kulpa Gallery, Santa Cruz  CA.

Foothill College Author Series Reading. Date and time: April 7, 12:00 p.m. Location: Hearthside Lounge, Foothill College CA.


2011

Foothill College Author Series. Date and time: April 7, 12:00 p.m. Location: Foothill College, Los Altos Hills CA.

San Jose Museum of Art, 2nd Invitational Poetry Reading. Date and time: April 9, 1:00 p.m. Location: San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA

Santa Cruz Art League, Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts Poetry Reading. Date and time: September 21, 7:00 p.m. Location: Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz CA

Publication Reading for Amnesty Muse. Date and time:  April 12, 2011. 7:30 p.m. Location:  Book Shop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA.

Publication Reading for Amnesty Muse. Date and time: Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Location: Beyond Baroque, Venice CA



2010 

Petaluma Poetry Walk. Date: Sept 19th at 11:00am to 8pm. Location: Pelican Art Gallery

Doren with Sharon Doubiago - POETS! Series. Date: Mar 1, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Bird and Beckett Book Store



2009 

Reading: Garrison Keillor reads Doren’s poem: “Latina Worker.” Date: Jul 14, 2009. Location: (Podcast) - The Writer’s Almanac

Foothill College Writers’ Conference. Date: July 9-12, 2009. Location: Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos, CA.

University of California Santa Cruz, “Living Writers Series.” Date: Thursday May 7, 2009 6:00 PM. Location: 3965 Bonny Doon Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Group reading for the anthology, Bear Flag Republic: Prose Poems and Poetics from California. Order from: Greenhouse Review - Alcatraz Editions, 3965 Bonny Doon Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

Foothill College, Author Series. Date: Wednesday April 15, 2009 4:00 p.m. Location: Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos, CA. Reading from the new collection, My Piece of the Puzzle. Order from: Eastern Washington University Press.

Lecture-Reading: Ethnos, Ethics, Love, and Cultural Commentary in Jewish American Poetry. Date: January 26, 2009 1:30-2:30 p.m. Location: Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos, CA.


2008


Poetry Reading: Uri Hertz, Doren Robbins, and Sharon Doubiago. Date: December 06, 2008 Saturday- 7:30 p.m. Location: Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Santa Monica, CA

Foothill College Writers’ Conference. Date: July 9-13, 2008. Location: Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos, CA
Event: Get Lit! Northwest Festival of Writers. Date: April 16-19, 2008. Location: Spokane & Cheney, WA.

National Poetry month at Foothill College. Date: April, 2008. Location: Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos, CA

AWP Writers’ Conference. Date: January 30th - February 2nd, 2008. Location: Chicago, Il. Talk on poet Thomas McGrath: Thomas McGrath as Contemporary: Poet's Consciousness, Political Consciousness: Unwanted: Open All NightBook. There will be a book signing for My Piece of the Puzzle, awarded the 2008 Josephine Miles PEN National Poetry Award.

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