Monday, September 28, 2009

Kick Off this Thursday! See Schedule for more

Thursday, October 1

6:00pm - 8:00pm Kick Off for The Big Read
Mary Norton Clapp Library, Occidental College
1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Join Oxy, our community partners and special guests to launch The Big Read with poetry reading by the Oxy community, a message from Robinson Jeffers to Oxy recorded in 1955. The night marks the opening of "Robinson Jeffers and the Ecologies of Poetry" exhibit featuring a wide selection of rare Jeffers artifacts, photos, and books, works of Oxy and local poets and works by Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective on the theme of water, exhibits on North Los Angeles ecology. Big Read t-shirts will be available, and donations for these shirts will support the Wildlife Waystation.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Want to know more about Robinson Jeffers?

The NEA Big Read website offers an interesting biography of Robinson Jeffers. You can listen to a 40 minute radio show that includes poetry readings.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Become a Fan of Robinson Jeffers!

The Big Read: Robinson Jeffers and the Ecologies of Poetry is now on Facebook! Become a fan and post event pictures and comments. Also look for the schedule of events and more information about the Big Read.

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Jeffers poem in your pocket?

To feel greatly, and understand greatly, and express greatly, the natural Beauty, is the sole business of poetry. --Robinson Jeffers, The Beauty of Things

Sign up today and follow Robinson Jeffers at You'll receive lines of a Jeffers "poem-tweet" in your cell phone or on your computer screen throughout the day. Look forward to a new poem daily. A powerful way to pause, reflect and connect.

Poems are brought to you as part of The Big Read: Robinson Jeffers and the Ecologies of Poetry, presented by Occidental College and 15 community partners October 1 through November 7, 2009.

Sierra Club follows Jeffers Big Read

Visit the Sierra Club's online community and its blog about our Big Read events: Nature Poetry and The Big Read . Hope you'll share your thoughts.

Following Robinson Jeffers' poetic path in Big Sur

In recent Sunday LA Times Travel section, Scott Timberg writes of Following Robinson Jeffers' poetic path in Big Sur ...Big Sur was the setting and inspiration for many of Jeffers' writings. The result: poems that, like the area, were often serene, often wild, often thought-provoking. You can visit Scott Timberg at

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Schedule of Events Now Available

"Schedule at a Glance" is a quick listing of events. See the calendar for full description of events, then check the map for locations.