Presentation delivered in-person at the UCR Student Success Center on the ground floor.

The Edward A. Dickson Emeritus/a Professorship Lecture Series


Juan Felipe Herrera,
Friday, May 12, 2023 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Presentation delivered in-person at the UCR Student Success Center Multipurpose Room 1 & 2

HANDFUL OF GRAVEL is a live performance of US Poet Laureate Emeritus Juan Felipe Herrera's poetry about the War in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic. It features music, dance, voice, and screen imagery created by Herrera with a cast of performers who include UCR students and faculty. Departing from previous conceptions of poetry, this production presents poems as dynamic planes directly entangled in dance transmissions and vocal exchange within a radical field in global space. It proposes that all things are related and influence each other.

This event is sponsored by the UCR Retirees' and Emeriti Associations, UCR Departments of Dance and Creative Writing, UCR Office of Gift Planning, UCR CHASS Dean's Office, UCR Center for Ideas and Society, and UCR Osher.

Refreshments will be provided.

How to Register
Priority seating
is given to UCRRA and UCREA members who register by April 11, 2023. Registration will open to UCR and the public on April 12, 2023. Register on the UCR Retirement Center webpage.




Target Audience
UCR Community
Registration Required