The Poetry Center presents Jared Stanley and Steven Seidenberg, reading and in conversation. Jared Stanley reads unpublished poems, "Civilian" (previously published by the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day series, 2017, and forthcoming in Harvard Review), and work from Ears (Nightboat Books, 2017). Steven Seidenberg reads an extended excerpt from Situ (Black Sun Lit, 2018). The reading is followed by a conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Maya Angelou, reading and commenting on her poems from the book Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie (Random House, 1971), and responding to questions from the audience about her life and work, including her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and its adaptation to film. Note: This recording is audio only. Photos of Maya Angelou, October 14, 1971, from the San Francisco State Phoenix.