Spring 2021

Uche Nduka + Sophia Dahlin • Fanny Howe + Linda Norton • Vi Khi Nao + Dao Strom • Cristina Rivera Garza + Kit Schluter • Momtaza Mehri + Zoé Samudzi • Denise Riley + Jennifer Soong • Youmna Chlala + Ken Chen • Brontez Purnell + Friends • Mahogany L. Browne, Christopher Malec, Josiah Luis Alderete + the work of Q.R. Hand • New Voice: Dan Lau, Edward Gunawan, Carlos Osoria • Hearing: Leslie Scalapino + Lyn Hejinian

Uche Nduka and Sophia Dahlin: February 11, 2021

The Poetry Center presents Uche Nduka and Sophia Dahlin, reading and in conversation. Nduka reads from his...

Date: 2021-02-11

Fanny Howe and Linda Norton: February 17, 2021

The Poetry Center presents Linda Norton and Fanny Howe, along with emcee Norma Cole. Norton reads from Wite Out: Love...

Date: 2021-02-17

Vi Khi Nao and Dao Strom: February 24, 2021

The Poetry Center and the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network co-present Dao Strom and Vi Khi Nao, reading and in...

Date: 2021-02-24

Cristina Rivera Garza and Kit Schluter: March 4, 2021

The Poetry Center presents Cristina Rivera Garza and Kit Schluter, reading and in conversation. Schluter reads three...

Date: 2021-03-04

Momtaza Mehri and Zoé Samudzi: March 13, 2021

The Poetry Center, in conjunction with the  Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series , presents two of the more...

Date: 2021-03-13

Denise Riley and Jennifer Soong: March 20, 2021

The Poetry Center is honored to welcome Denise Riley, in a rare online appearance, and Jennifer Soong. Joining us,...

Date: 2021-03-20

Youmna Chlala and Ken Chen: April 1, 2021

The Poetry Center presents Youmna Chlala and Ken Chen, reading and in conversation from their home in Brooklyn, NY....

Date: 2021-04-01

Brontez Purnell: April 7, 2021

The Poetry Center presents Brontez Purnell, Mazza Writer in Residence for Spring 2021, in the first of two public events...

Date: 2021-04-07

Brontez Purnell and Friends: Cisco Guzman, Mason J., Melissa Merin: April 8, 2021

The Poetry Center presents Brontez Purnell and Bay Area friends Cisco Guzman, Mason J., and Melissa Merin,...

Date: 2021-04-08

Poetry and Environmental Justice — featuring Ed Roberson, Tiffany Higgins, Eli Clare, Lehua M. Taitano: April 17, 2021

The Poetry Center, in conjunction with the  Poetry Coalition , presents one in a series of programs organized across...

Date: 2021-04-17

New Voice Series, featuring Dan Lau, Edward Gunawan, and Carlos Osoria: May 5, 2021

The Poetry Center's New Voice Series, initiated in Spring 2021 as an annual reading series that pairs a poet...

Date: 2021-05-05

Black Freighter Press, a Celebration, featuring Mahogany L. Browne, Christopher Malec, Josiah Luis Alderete, and the work of Q. R. Hand Jr.: April 29, 2021

The Poetry Center, in conjunction with  Black Freighter Press —newly launched by San Francisco’s...

Date: 2021-04-29

Hearing—Lyn Hejinian and Leslie Scalapino, a Collective Reading and Conversation: May 15, 2021

The Poetry Center and Litmus Press join forces to celebrate the publication, with a collective reading of sections from...

Date: 2021-05-15