The Poetry Center presents Fay Victor and Myra Melford, with a workshop performance and conversation. The two artists, working for the first time as a duo, Victor on vocals and Melford on electronic piano, combine composition and improvisation across a selection of original songs. Throughout, Victor and Melford engage in conversation with each other, and at intervals with the audience. The workshop performance was the first in a two-event program, with a performance following the same evening at the Center for New Music, downtown San Francisco, as part of The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
The Poetry Center presents The Black Aesthetic, including curatorial members Jamal Batts, Ryanaustin Dennis, and Leila Weefur, together with contributors Shah Noor Hussein, Christian Johnson, and Ismail Muhammad, each reading and in conversation. After an introduction to the project, the writers each read their contributions to The Black Aesthetic Season II (Wolfman Books, 2018). The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.