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The Poetry Center presents Nellie Wong and Genny Lim reading and in conversation. Wong reads works from Breakfast Lunch Dinner (Meridian Press Works, 2012), The Death of Long Steam Lady (West End Press, 1986), Stolen Moments (Chicory Blue Press, 1997), and Speaking for Myself (Chicory Blue Press, 2014). Lim reads new work along with poems from Kra! (Omerta Publications, 2016) and Paper Gods and Rebels (Ishmael Reed Publishing Co., 2013). The readings are followed by an extensive conversation in response to questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Nigerian novelist Okey Ndibe reading from and discussing his novel, Foreign Gods, Inc. (Soho Books, 2014). Ndibe collaborates in his reading, at one point, with members of the audience. His reading is followed by his responding to questions from the audience. Ndibe's appearance was co-sponsored by SFSU Departments of English, Africana Studies, and Creative Writing, together with The Poetry Center.
The Poetry Center Presents Pat Parker and Audre Lorde reading at the Women's Building in San Francisco. Pat Parker reads from Jonestown & other madness: poetry (Firebrand Books, 1985), Movement in Black (Crossing Press, 1978), and The Complete Works of Pat Parker (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2016). Audre Lorde reads from Our Dead Behind Us (W.W. Norton & Company, 1986). Parker and Lorde trade reading in four alternate "sets."