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About the Poetry Center
The Las Positas College Poetry Center cultivates the appreciation of poetry and promotes an active poetry community on campus and in the Tri-Valley. Here you can find information about events, such as the annual LPC Campus Poetry Slam, as well as writing and performances by student and professional poets, suggestions about how to read and write about poetry, and connections to poetry resources in the Tri-Valley and greater Bay Area.
Reading, Writing, and Talking About Poetry
Learning to understand and appreciate poetry can be process of reading and re-reading poems from various angles, and there are a few tips and tricks that can help – whether you’re looking at poems for your own interest, or for a class assignment!
The LPC Campus Slam
The LPC Poetry Slam has been held every spring since 2003, with a notable range of host poets, including Bay Area slam pros Ekabhumi, Jamie Kennedy, Lucky Sevan, Jason Bayani, Bri Blue, Jaz Sufi, and many others. See hosts and student performers in action on our Las Positas Poetry Center YouTube Channel. The slam has been made possible by annual grants from the Milanese Family Fund and other sources.
We Review Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, and Experimental Works
Havik: The Las Positas College Journal of Arts & Literature wants to publish your work!
For more information about the journal or to sponsor the journal, please visit the Havik website. To submit work for publication, visit Submittable.