MFA in Creative Writing Associate Director Sara Mumolo becomes a Fellow for UC Berkeley's Art's Research Center

UC Berkeley’s Arts Research Center (ARC) is excited to welcome their second cohort of fellows as they continue to explore Poetry and the Senses, thanks to a generous grant from Engaging the Senses Foundation.

During spring 2021, ARC will celebrate poetry and explore the theme of emerge/ncy: voices to carry with us in times of crisis, with group readings every month, and short flash readings released online. This semester-long festival of poetry is generously funded by Engaging the Senses Foundation, and is part of ARC’s Poetry & the Senses initiative.

The current cohort will convene from January - May 2021 to share creative work/research/ discussion/critique, organized around a wide-ranging theme (emerge/ncy); help curate a poetry reading; create work to be showcased in a chapbook; and end the semester with a reading of their own. This dynamic group of artists and writers will be able to appreciate, challenge, and nurture each other’s work in productive ways while navigating what is emergent in these times of political and social emergency. Their bios can be found here.

Sara Mumolo

Associate Director of the Creative Writing program at Saint Mary's, Sara Mumolo is also the author of Day Counter and Mortar, both published by Omnidawn. Writing has appeared in Lana Turner, The MillionsPEN Poetry Series, Pleiades, San Francisco Chronicle, and Zyzzyva, among others. She created and curated the Studio One Reading Series in Oakland, CA from 2007-2012. She has received residencies to Vermont Studio Center, Caldera Center for the Arts, and has served as a curatorial resident at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, CA.

Date of Mention: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021