Roxi Power

Roxi Power is a poet who teaches at University of California, Santa Cruz where she founded and edits the trans-genre anthology series, Viz. Inter-Arts, and where she has been a longtime labor activist. She has an MFA in Poetry from Cornell University.  

Her book, The Songs that Objects Would Sing, was published in September 2023.  Mark Scroggins writes about Songs...:  "The book is aflame, both with the literal wildfires ravaging the American West and with the slower smolder of personal grief.  Power’s response to loss and disaster is precisely song–a quirky, plangent song, an “improvisation with certain stationary / facts” shot through with humor and underpinned by a rippling ostinato of lyric power."  

Her poetry readings almost always interface with another genre such as music, visual art, or film.  She has given several launch readings for and will continue her trans-genre performances for her new book in Santa Cruz, Seattle, Kansas City, San Francisco, Colorado, New York, and New Jersey.  

Power's next book of poetry is forthcoming in the summer of 2024 from Carbonation Press.  She received an AWP Intro Award and is published in many literary journals. 

Roxi has performed original scripts of Live Film Narration, or “Neo-Benshi,” around the country, including The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival, REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), St. Mark's Poetry Project, San Francisco State University Poetry Center, The San Francisco Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The New Orleans Poetry Festival, and many colleges.  

Power is a podcaster and organizer of the "Hive Live" reading series in Santa Cruz for The Hive Poetry Collective:  Her most recent interview is with Brenda Hillman. 

2023 Events
Locals Night Opening Gala and Fundraiser