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The Poetry Center presents Carolina De Robertis and Micah Perks reading and in conversation. Carolina De Robertis reads her poem "Para Orlando" ("For Orlando") and from The Gods of Tango (Vintage Books, 2015). Micah Perks reads from her novel What Becomes Us (Outpost19, 2016). The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center and Small Press Traffic co-present poets and translators published in the first two years of the Señal chapbook series (a copublication of BOMB Magazine, Libros Antena Books, and Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015–16), with a bilingual reading in Spanish and English. Stalina Emmanuella Villarreal reads from Sor Juana Inéz de la Cruz, Enigmas. Luis Felipe Fabre (Mexico) and John Pluecker read from Sor Juana y otros monstruos (Sor Juana & Other Monsters). Pablo Katchadjian (Argentina) and Rebekah Smith read from el cam del alch (the rou of alch). Florencia Castellano (Argentina) and Alexis Almeida read from Propiedades vigiladas (Monitored Properties). The readings are followed by a playful, multi-voiced, bilingual conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Forrest Gander, reading and in conversation. After opening with a reading from unpublished work by C.D. Wright, and a selection of poems by Latin American and Spanish poets (read in Spanish and in translation), Gander reads his own new work from Be With (New Directions, 2018) and from his earlier book, Science and Steepleflower, (New Directions, 1998). His reading is followed by a conversation in response to questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center and the SFSU Labor Archives and Research Center co-present "Working with Others: Convivial Research (Revisited)," a panel with Manuel (Manolo) Callahan, Stefano Harney, and Tonika Sealy Thompson, moderated by Steve Dickison, at the third annual Howard Zinn Book Fair, at City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus. Note: the recording begins in medias res.