Poetry Reading Series

Poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Poet Laureate of the United States Juan Felipe Herrera reading at NSC on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

The Office of Arts & Culture is pleased to partner with Bruce Isaacson, the Clark County Poet Laureate, and Clark County  in a series of poetry readings. The readings serve to expand the knowledge and practice of poetry in Clark County and create energy for our cultural communities. The programs link artists, audiences, and communities of Clark County to those of leading prominent artists and communities in the nation.  All events are free and open to the public.

On September 26, 2015, Juan Felipe Herrera, the Poet Laureate of the United States, read from his work at Nevada State College. Earlier in the day Mr. Herrera conducted a workshop at Clark County Library which was sponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Libraries. The reading was sponsored by NSC, NV Energy and Clark County. Additional sponsors also included: Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, Nevada Arts Council, Nevada Humanities, the Social Justice Council of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas, Henderson Libraries, Zeitgeist Press, Silver Sevens Casino, Dayvid Figler, Patrick Gaffey, Lee Mallory, Otto Merida, Ichabod's Lounge, Paint this Desert, Battle Born Slam, and the Las Vegas Poets Organization.

A total of approximately 350 people attended this inaugural event. Since then the series has brought Michael McClure, Patricia Smith, Sharon Olds, and Jack Hirschman to the Vegas Valley.

Below is a video courtesy of Clark County of  Juan Felipe Herrera's reading at Nevada State College.

Donations to support NSC's partnership in this program and other arts initiatives can be made through the Nevada State College Foundation. Most gifts to Nevada State College are tax deductible.  Please designate “Arts & Culture" either on the check or as an “Other Fund " online.

If you have questions about giving to this program or other Arts & Culture initiatives, please contact:

Angela M. Brommel, MFA
Director of Arts & Culture Initiatives

Mailing: 1300 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
Office: 304 Rogers Student Center, Henderson, NV 89002
Phone: (702) 992-2364
Email: Angela.Brommel@nsc.edu

Additional questions related to the Poets of National Stature Series may be directed to:
Bruce Isaacson
Poet Laureate of Clark County.
Phone: (702) 205-7100
Email: PoetLaureateClarkCounty@cox.net