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Ed Roberson: March 4, 2023

The Poetry Center, with The Green Arcade and in conjunction with Nion Editions,...

Aired: 2023-03-04

Undisciplining the Fields — Ronaldo V. Wilson with Tonya M. Foster: October 20, 2022

The Poetry Center presents Ronaldo V. Wilson, reading from his written work and...

Aired: 2022-10-20

Fred Moten: November 3, 2013

The Poetry Center and Small Press Traffic co-present an evening with Fred Moten,...

Aired: 2013-11-03

Tyrone Williams, The George Oppen Memorial Lecture: December 6, 2019

Tyrone Williams presents the 34th annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture, at the...

Aired: 2019-12-06

Audre Lorde and Etheridge Knight: September 26, 1974

The Poetry Center presents Audre Lorde and Etheridge Knight, both reading from their...

Aired: 1974-09-26

K. Curtis Lyle and Calvin C. Hernton: November 16, 1977

The Poetry Center presents a rare reading by Black Arts Movement poets K. Curtis Lyle,...

Aired: 1977-11-16

Matthew Clark Davison, Stacy D. Flood, and Patrick Earl Ryan: February 24, 2022

For this Prose at The Poetry Center event, three friends and SF State alums:...

Aired: 2022-02-24

Erica Hunt, The George Oppen Memorial Lecture: December 12, 2020

The Poetry Center presents Erica Hunt, poet, essayist, scholar, and organizer,...

Aired: 2020-12-12

Nikki Giovanni: December 4, 1984

The Poetry Center presents Nikki Giovanni, talking with the audience and reading from...

Aired: 1984-12-04

Amiri Baraka at San Francisco State University: March 2, 1977

The Poetry Center presents Amiri Baraka, talking to students on revolution, political...

Aired: 1977-03-02

Amiri Baraka at New College of California: March 2, 1977

The Poetry Center, in collaboration with New College of California, presents Amiri...

Aired: 1977-03-02

Ernest J. Gaines: March 6, 1974

The Poetry Center presents novelist Ernest J. Gaines, reading from an early typescript...

Aired: 1974-03-06

Brontez Purnell: April 7, 2021

The Poetry Center presents Brontez Purnell, Mazza Writer in Residence for Spring...

Aired: 2021-04-07

Momtaza Mehri and Zoé Samudzi: March 13, 2021

The Poetry Center, in conjunction with the  Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics...

Aired: 2021-03-13

Ishmael Reed and Stan Rice: October 4, 1973

The Poetry Center presents Ishmael Reed and Stan Rice, reading from their contemporary...

Aired: 1973-10-04

Stefano Harney and Fred Moten: April 6, 2022

After an introduction by their friend and comrade Manolo Callahan, of the Center for...

Aired: 2022-04-06

Frank B. Wilderson III: February 14, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Frank B. Wilderson III reading from the manuscript to his...

Aired: 02/14/2019

Jayne Cortez: April 12, 1985

The Poetry Center presents Jayne Cortez [as part of a program shared with French...

Aired: 04/12/1985

Wanda Coleman: April 14, 1985

The Poetry Center presents Wanda Coleman, performing her poetry as part of the Women...

Aired: 04/14/1985

Pat Parker and Audre Lorde: February 7, 1986

The Poetry Center Presents Pat Parker and Audre Lorde reading at the Women's...

Aired: 02/07/1986