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The Poetry Center presents Frank B. Wilderson III reading from the manuscript to his forthcoming book, provisionally titled Afro-Pessimism (due early 2020 from Liveright Publishing/W.W. Norton). His reading is followed by a conversation with the audience. This event, the first of two, inaugurates The Poetry Center's Black Study Series, a new annual program supported by an anonymous donor and, in this instance, the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Poetry Center presents Jackie Wang and Lily Hoang, reading and in conversation. This event is one of many programs featured across the U.S. during March 2018 as part of the Poetry Coalition series on The Body (sponsored in part by a Ford Foundation grant to the Poetry Coalition). Jackie Wang reads from Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e) Interventions Series, 2018) and Lily Hoang reads from A Bestiary (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2016). Their readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Tongo Eisen-Martin performing works from his book Someone's Dead Already (Bootstrap Press, 2015) along with new work which has appeared at SFMOMA's Open Space, and Jasmine Gibson reading from her chapbook Drapetomania (Commune Editions, 2016) and other unpublished works. Their readings are followed by a conversation between the poets and with the audience.