The Poetry Center presents Charles Reznikoff and George Oppen in an early reading from their respective books, By the Waters of Manhattan and The Materials, among other work. Both books, co-published by New Directions/The San Francisco Review, for each of the poets was their first book publication by a prominent publisher, and for Oppen his first published work since his 1934 debut Discrete Series, almost three decades prior.
The Poetry Center presents Jerome Rothenberg, reading and in conversation. Rothenberg reads works from several of his books, including Flower World Variations (revised, expanded edition, The Operating System, 2017), Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader (Black Widow Press, 2013), China Notes & the Treasures of Dunhuang (Ahadada Books, 2006), and A Field on Mars: Divagations & Autovariations, Poems 2000-2015 (PURH, 2015), plus a new poem and a poem previously published in the online magazine Jacket2. The reading is followed by a conversation with the audience.