Fostering a reverence for language, nature, and imagination
through a series of online gatherings
The Green Room has gone virtual, global, and LIVE!
This beloved series went on hiatus in 2020 due to the Covid crisis, and has been reimagined as “The Green Room LIVE,” a free, monthly online event series, supported in part by a grant from the Atherton Family Foundation and underwritten by a group of Green Room Patrons. All are welcome. To learn more about becoming a Green Room Patron, click here.
COMING UP in the Green Room LIVE:
Poems for the Planet
Wednesday, April 27th, 2:00PM Hawai‘i
In honor of National Poetry Month, The Merwin Conservancy hosts a virtual poetry reading with Kwame Dawes, Tishani Doshi, Robert Hass, and Brenda Hillman, poets featured in the anthology Here: Poems for the Planet (Copper Canyon Press, 2019). Through the lens of poetry, this book looks at our fellow humans and animals, the beauty around us, and the problems we face, and asks for a renewed sense of courage, in place of the fear that so often leads to indifference and cynicism. The book’s editor Elizabeth J. Coleman will also be present to share the inspiration behind the book.
The 2021 Green Room LIVE virtual series included:
Joy Harjo and Indigenous Pacific Islander Poets Featured in When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through
Wednesday, April 21st, 3:00PM Hawai‘i
A celebration of National Poetry Month with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, editor of native nation anthology When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through (W.W. Norton, 2020). Participating poets included ʻĪmaikalani Kalahele, Dan Talaupapa McMullin, Mahealani Perez-Wendt, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Craig Santos Perez, Lehua M. Taitano, and No‘u Revilla.
Saturday, May 29th, 2:00PM Hawai‘i
Poet Jericho Brown reads from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press, 2019) as well as other work, and discusses the role of a person’s “place” in poetry making.
Ross Gay & Aimee Nezhukumatathil in Conversation
Saturday, June 26th, 2:00PM Hawai‘i
These two award-winning poets and writers join us for readings and conversation about place, poetry, and the wonders of the natural world.
Thursday, December 16th, 2021
The Green Room LIVE returns to the virtual stage on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natalie Diaz will join us for readings and conversation about place, poetry, and the power of language.
The Green Room LIVE virtual series is made possible by:
Atherton Family Foundation
Green Room Patrons
da Shop: books & curiosities
Maui Tea Farm