Alpha Index: Abdrahman to Dungy

Alphabetical index of programs by author surname, subject surname, or program title, A–D. • Index photo: Stefano Harney, Tonika Sealey Thompson, Manolo Callahan, December 4, 2016 (video still).

Asya Abdrahman, Faith Adiele, Tonya M. Foster: March 8, 2017

The Poetry Center and the Museum of the African Diaspora co-present artist Asya Abdrahman and writers Faith Adiele and...

Date: 03/08/2017

Helen Adam: April 7, 1957

The Poetry Center presents Helen Adam reading from Ballads and other poems. This event also featured Jess, reading his...

Date: 04/07/1957

Helen Adam: May 5, 1964

The Poetry Center presents Helen Adam reading from her poetry, and songs from her ballad opera San Francisco's...

Date: 05/05/1964

Robert Adamson: March 5, 2015

The Poetry Center presents Robert Adamson reading from The Goldfinches of Baghdad (Flood Editions, 2006) and Net Needle...

Date: 03/05/2015

Joanne Kyger and Robert Adamson: March 6, 2015

The Poetry Center presents Joanne Kyger and Australian poet Robert Adamson, reading primarily from new works:...

Date: 03/06/2015

Adjunct Action | Poets in Action: November 15, 2015

The Poetry Center presents “Adjunct Action | Poets in Action,” a panel at the 2nd Annual Howard Zinn Book...

Date: 11/15/2015

Ai: November 14, 1974

The Poetry Center presents Ai, reading poetry from her book Cruelty, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1973, and from as...

Date: 11/14/1974

James Cagney and Josiah Luis Alderete: February 6, 2020

The Poetry Center presents James Cagney and Josiah Luis Alderete, reading and in conversation. Cagney reads new poetry,...

Date: 2020-02-06

Charles Alexander and Susan Thackrey: February 2, 2017

The Poetry Center presents Charles Alexander and Susan Thackrey reading and in conversation. Alexander reads from Pushing...

Date: 02/02/2017

Maya Angelou: October 14, 1971

The Poetry Center presents Maya Angelou, reading and commenting on her poems from the book Just Give Me a Cool Drink of...

Date: 10/14/1971

Antena: Jen Hofer and John Pluecker: September 27, 2018

For the second event in The Poetry Center's premier Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series, we present Antena, a...

Date: 09/27/2018

James Baldwin: October 22, 1960

The Poetry Center presents James Baldwin, speaking and in discussion with Philip Roth and John Cheever, the final event...

Date: 10/22/1960

George Barker: October 21, 1959

The Poetry Center presents George Barker reading from his poetry.

Date: 10/21/1959

Denise Leto and Jennifer Bartlett: February 21, 2020

The Poetry Center presents Denise Leto and Jennifer Bartlett, reading at The Green Arcade, San Francisco. Leto, with Rose...

Date: 2020-02-21

Caren Beilin and Amy Berkowitz: October 17, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Amy Berkowitz and Caren Beilin, reading and in conversation. Berkowitz reads from her...

Date: 2019-10-17

Amy Berkowitz and Caren Beilin: October 18, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Amy Berkowitz and Caren Beilin, reading at E.M. Wolfman Bookstore in Oakland, CA. Jacob Kahn...

Date: 2019-10-18

For Franco Beltrametti: April 29, 2016

The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade present a tribute to Franco Beltrametti (1937-1995), incorporating a screening of...

Date: 04/29/2016

Bill Berkson and Duncan McNaughton: February 24, 2015

The Poetry Center and False Starts co-present Bill Berkson and Duncan McNaughton, reading from recent work at The Lab,...

Date: 02/24/2015

Duncan McNaughton and Bill Berkson: February 26, 2015

The Poetry Center presents Duncan McNaughton, reading from Tiny Windows (Auguste Press, 2014), among other work, and Bill...

Date: 02/26/2015

Bill Berkson Memorial Tribute: September 24, 2016

The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade co-present a tribute to Bill Berkson (1939–2016), hosted by McRoskey...

Date: 09/24/2016

Lucia Berlin's A Manual For Cleaning Women: Selected Stories, a reading: October 7, 2015

The Poetry Center and the UC Berkeley Department of English co-present this celebration of the publication of Lucia...

Date: 10/07/2015

Oscar Bermeo and Barbara Jane Reyes: December 1, 2016

The Poetry Center presents Oscar Bermeo and Barbara Jane Reyes reading and in conversation. Bermeo reads unpublished...

Date: 12/01/2016

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Andrea Abi-Karam, and Ching-In Chen: December 13, 2019

In celebration of Kelsey Street Press's 45 th Anniversary, The Poetry Center, together with Kelsey Street Press and...

Date: 2019-12-13

Arlene Biala, Urayoán Noel, Aimee Suzara: April 22, 2016

The Poetry Center presents the third event of the Kuwentuhan (Talkstory) project, featuring readings by Arlene Biala,...

Date: 04/22/2016

The Black Aesthetic: April 26, 2018

The Poetry Center presents The Black Aesthetic, including curatorial members Jamal Batts, Ryanaustin Dennis, and Leila...

Date: 04/26/2018

Robin Blaser: March 9, 1967

The Poetry Center presents Robin Blaser, reading from his own poetry and the works of his late friend and fellow poet...

Date: 3/9/1967

Julia Bloch and erica lewis: October 6, 2016

The Poetry Center presents Julia Bloch and erica lewis reading and in conversation. Bloch reads from her book Valley...

Date: 10/06/2016

Robert Bly: October 25, 1961

The Poetry Center presents Robert Bly, reading from his original poetry, subsequently published in his first book,...

Date: 10/25/1961

Katy Bohinc and Paul Ebenkamp: October 1, 2015

The Poetry Center presents poets Katy Bohinc, reading from Dear Alain (Tender Buttons Press, 2014) and Paul Ebenkamp...

Date: 10/01/2015

Ebbe Borregaard and George Stanley: March 15, 1958

The Poetry Center presents Ebbe Borregaard and George Stanley reading from their early poetry.

Date: 03/15/1958

Buddhadeva Bose: April 6, 1965

The Poetry Center presents Bengali poet Buddhadeva Bose reading poetry in English translation from among other works his...

Date: 04/06/1965

David Boyce, Hafez Modirzadeh, Marshall R. Trammell: March 16, 2017

The Poetry Center and Bird & Beckett Books & Records co-present musicians David Boyce (tenor saxophone), Hafez...

Date: 03/16/2017

Bruce Boyd, Saul White and Stuart Z. Perkoff: March 30, 1958

The Poetry Center presents Bruce Boyd, Saul White, and Stuart Z. Perkoff reading from their poetry.

Date: 03/30/1958

Kay Boyle: April 1, 1964

The Poetry Center presents Kay Boyle, at the time on the San Francisco State University faculty in English, reading from...

Date: 04/01/1964

Richard Brautigan and Floyd Salas: February 28, 1968

The Poetry Center presents Richard Brautigan and Floyd Salas, reading from their own works.

Date: 02/28/1968

Garrett Caples and Julian Talamantez Brolaski: February 15, 2018

The Poetry Center presents Garrett Caples and Julian Talamantez Brolaski reading and in conversation. Garrett Caples...

Date: 02/15/2018

Gwendolyn Brooks: April 21, 1997

The Poetry Center presents Gwendolyn Brooks, reading at Wheeler Hall, the University of California, Berkeley, at an event...

Date: 04/21/1997

James Broughton, Two Plays: May 23, 1957

The Poetry Center presents a performance of two plays by James Broughton, Mother, Reality & Happiness and The Last...

Date: 05/23/57

James Broughton: November 23, 1960

The Poetry Center presents James Broughton reading from his poetry and songs, with a performance by singer Anna Carol...

Date: 11/23/1960

James Broughton with Joel Andrews: March 2, 1965

The Poetry Center presents James Broughton reading his poems with Joel Andrews performing instrumental accompaniment on...

Date: 03/02/1965

Bill Brown and James Koller: October 18, 1967

The Poetry Center presents Bill Brown reading from his novel, The Way to the Uncle Sam Hotel and James Koller reading...

Date: 10/18/1967

Lee Ann Brown and Rod Smith: October 20, 2016

The Poetry Center presents Lee Ann Brown and Rod Smith reading and in conversation. Lee Ann Brown reads new work as well...

Date: 10/20/2016

Manuel Callahan, Stefano Harney, Tonika Sealy Thompson: December 4, 2016

The Poetry Center and the SFSU Labor Archives and Research Center co-present "Working with Others: Convivial...

Date: 12/04/2016

Cardboard House Press: Giancarlo Huapaya, Omar Pimienta, José Antonio Villarán: November 7, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Giancarlo Huapaya (with translator Ryan Greene), Omar Pimienta, and José Antonio...

Date: 2019-11-07

Cardboard House Press/Cartonera Collective: Giancarlo Huapaya, Omar Pimienta, José Antonio Villarán, and Friends: November 8, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Giancarlo Huapaya, Omar Pimienta, and José Antonio Villarán, along with members...

Date: 2019-11-08

Ernesto Cardenal: May 16, 2015

The Poetry Center in conjunction with the Flor y Canto Festival presents a bilingual reading by Ernesto Cardenal. As...

Date: 05/16/2015

R.O. Kwon and Nona Caspers: March 20, 2019

The Poetry Center presents R.O Kwon and Nona Caspers, reading and in conversation. Nona Caspers introduces then reads...

Date: 03/20/2019

Florencia Castellano, Luis Felipe Fabre, and Pablo Katchadjian: October 9, 2016

The Poetry Center and Small Press Traffic co-present poets and translators published in the first two years of the...

Date: 10/09/2016

Pierre Joris on Paul Celan: March 18, 2015

The Poetry Center and City Lights Books co-present Pierre Joris, reading his translations and discussing the work and...

Date: 03/18/2015

Luis Cernuda: December 6, 1961

The Poetry Center presents Spanish poet Luis Cernuda reading a selection of his poems in the original Spanish; a speaker...

Date: 12/06/1961

May-lee Chai and Junse Kim: November 8, 2018

The Poetry Center presents May-lee Chai and Junse Kim, reading and in conversation. May-lee Chai reads excerpts from her...

Date: 11/08/2018

Mg Roberts and Geneva Chao: October 27, 2016

The Poetry Center presents Mg Roberts and Geneva Chao reading and in conversation. Mg Roberts reads from not so, sea...

Date: 10/27/2016

MK Chavez and Heather June Gibbons: September 20th, 2018

The Poetry Center presents MK Chavez and Heather June Gibbons, in reading and conversation. MK Chavez reads from her...

Date: 09/20/2018

Neeli Cherkovski and Jim Dunn: September 5, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Jim Dunn and Neeli Cherkovski, reading and in conversation. Dunn reads his poems from...

Date: 2019-09-05

Tom Clark and Vincent Katz: February 5, 2016

The Poetry Center presents Tom Clark reading and commenting on his poetry, from various works and from manuscript, and...

Date: 02/05/2016

Eldridge Cleaver, Speaker's Platform: October 9, 1968

Shortly following the 1968 release of his book Soul on Ice , and during a time of civil unrest and riots in more than...

Date: 10/09/1968

Lucille Clifton: April 2, 1987

The Poetry Center presents Lucille Clifton, reading at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. Clifton reads and...

Date: 04/02/1987

Wanda Coleman: October 14, 1982

The Poetry Center presents Wanda Coleman reading from her book of poems, Mad Dog Black Lady (Black Sparrow Press,1979).

Date: 10/14/1982

Wanda Coleman: April 14, 1985

The Poetry Center presents Wanda Coleman, performing her poetry as part of the Women Working in Literature Conference, at...

Date: 04/14/1985

Wanda Coleman: April 4, 2013

The Poetry Center presents Wanda Coleman, recipient of the 2011 Poetry Center Book Award, for The World Falls Away...

Date: 04/04/2013

Jess (Collins): April 7, 1957

The Poetry Center presents Jess reading from his poetry and translations. This event also featured poet Helen Adam.

Date: 04/07/1957

Dennis Cooper and Eileen Myles: October 15, 2017

The Poetry Center presents Dennis Cooper and Eileen Myles reading at McRoskey Mattress Co., San Francisco. Dennis Cooper...

Date: 10/15/2017

Gregory Corso: October 21, 1956

The Poetry Center presents Gregory Corso reading from his early poetry.

Date: 10/21/1956

Jayne Cortez: April 12, 1985

The Poetry Center presents Jayne Cortez [as part of a program shared with French novelist and feminist theorist Monique...

Date: 04/12/1985

Jayne Cortez and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs: October 30, 2007

The Poetry Center, in collaboration with giovanni singleton and Nocturnes Review, presents Jayne Cortez and LaTasha N....

Date: 10/30/2007

Cosmic Diaspora and Steve Dalachinsky: April 19, 2018

The Poetry Center presents Cosmic Diaspora and Steve Dalachinsky, reading and in performance. Cosmic Diaspora (Jake...

Date: 04/19/2018

Henri Coulette and Ruth Weiss: April 19, 1960

The Poetry Center presents Henri Coulette reading early excerpts from The War of the Secret Agents, The Attic, and other...

Date: 04/19/1960

Robert Creeley: May 20, 1956

The Poetry Center presents Robert Creeley reading from his early books of poetry.

Date: 05/20/1956

Robert Creeley: July 16, 1959

The Poetry Center presents Robert Creeley reading from his poetry.

Date: 07/16/1959

Robert Creeley: March 16, 1966

The Poetry Center presents Robert Creeley reading poems from his book Words, as well as a long prose piece titled The...

Date: 03/16/1966

alex cruse and Kevin CK Lo: November 9, 2017

The Poetry Center presents alex cruse and Kevin CK Lo (who collectively perform as Drought Spa) in performance and in...

Date: 11/09/2017

Stacy Szymaszek and Peter Culley: April 2, 2015

The Poetry Center presents Stacy Szymaszek reading from Hart Island (Nightboat Books, 2015) and Peter Culley reading from...

Date: 04/02/2015

Peter Culley and Stacy Szymaszek: April 3, 2015

The Poetry Center presents poets Peter Culley, reading from a recent collaborative work done with Elisa Ferrari, then...

Date: 04/03/2015

Donald Davie and Thom Gunn: May 18, 1958

The Poetry Center presents Donald Davie and Thom Gunn reading from their poetry.

Date: 05/18/1958

Guy Davis, Shirley Kaufman, and Daniel Moore: October 22, 1963

The Poetry Center presents Guy Davis, Shirley Kaufman and Daniel Moore reading their poetry, in the Poetry Center's...

Date: 10/22/1963

Lynn Lonidier and Bill Deemer: October 19, 1965

The Poetry Center presents Lynn Lonidier and Bill Deemer reading from their works.

Date: 10/19/1965

Juliana Delgado Lopera and Monique Jenkinson, aka Fauxnique: April 27, 2019

The Poetry Center presents "an afternoon of literary drag," with Spring 2019 Mazza Writer in Residence Juliana...

Date: 04/27/2019

Juliana Delgado Lopera and Joseph Cassara: May 2, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Spring 2019 Mazza Writer in Residence Juliana Delgado Lopera and Joseph Cassara, reading and...

Date: 05/02/19

Carolina De Robertis and Micah Perks: November 3, 2016

The Poetry Center presents Carolina De Robertis and Micah Perks reading and in conversation. Carolina De Robertis reads...

Date: 11/03/2016

Prageeta Sharma and Thomas Devaney: May 7, 2015

The Poetry Center presents Prageeta Sharma reading from Undergloom (Fence Books, 2013), from previously published works,...

Date: 05/07/2015

Robert Dewhurst and Michael Seth Stewart on the Life and Works of John Wieners: September 10, 2015

The Poetry Center presents poet-scholars Robert Dewhurst and Michael Seth Stewart reading from and discussing the works...

Date: 09/10/2015

William Rowe and Helen Dimos: October 26, 2017

The Poetry Center presents William Rowe and Helen Dimos reading and in conversation. William Rowe reads newer poems in...

Date: 10/26/2017

Diane di Prima: April 24, 1968

The Poetry Center presents Diane di Prima, accompanied by musician John Braden, reading from plays and poems.

Date: 04/24/1968

Keith Donnell Jr. and Antony Fangary: September 23, 2021

The Poetry Center presents Keith Donnell Jr. and Antony Fangari reading and in conversation, at the Poetry Center reading...

Date: 2021-09-23

Orlando White and Patrick James Dunagan: April 27, 2017

The Poetry Center presents Orlando White, recipient of the Poetry Center Book Award for LETTERRS (Nightboat Books, 2015)....

Date: 04/27/2017

Robert Duncan: October 10, 1956

The Poetry Center presents Robert Duncan reading from his poetry and a play.

Date: 10/10/1956

Robert Duncan: May 18, 1959

The Poetry Center presents Robert Duncan reading his poetry from and discussing his book The Opening of the Field (1960).

Date: 05/18/1959

Dale Smith, on Robert Duncan and Charles Olson: February 8, 2018

The Poetry Center presents Dale M. Smith speaking on Robert Duncan and Charles Olson, reading briefly from his own...

Date: 02/08/2018

Camille T. Dungy and Javier Zamora: September 28, 2017

The Poetry Center presents Camille T. Dungy and Javier Zamora, reading and in conversation. Camille Dungy reads poems...

Date: 09/28/2017