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The Poetry Center presents Clayton Eshleman, Robert Kelly, and Paul Blackburn reading from their works.
The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade present Fred Moten and Nathaniel Mackey reading their poetry, along with Hafez Modirzadeh on alto saxophone, at the 3rd Floor, McRoskey Mattress Co., in San Francisco. Fred Moten reads from The Service Porch (Letter Machine Editions, 2016); Hafez Modirzadeh offers a brief solo performance; Nathaniel Mackey reads from Blue Fasa (New Directions, 2015), Whatsaid Serif (City Lights Books, 2001), and from manuscript. The evening culminates with Mackey and Moten performing their works in tandem.
The Poetry Center and City Lights Books co-present Pierre Joris, reading his translations and discussing the work and life of Paul Celan, upon the release of Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014). The event features multimedia material assembled and presented by Nicole Peyrafitte. Joris responds to questions from the full-house audience, upstairs at City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco.