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The Poetry Center presents Trace Peterson and Max Wolf Valerio reading and in conversation. Peterson reads poems in manuscript, and one poem from Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013). Valerio reads selections from The Criminal: The Invisibility of Parallel Forces (EOAGH, 2017). The readings are followed by a conversation between the two poets and their responses to questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center, in collaboration with California College of the Arts MFA-Writing Program, and Small Press Traffic, presents a tribute to Kathleen Fraser, in celebration of her 80th birthday. The program was organized and introduced by Susan Gevirtz and Stephen Motika. Fraser's publications include il cuore -- the heart: Selected Poems 1970-1995 (Wesleyan University, 1997,) Translating the Unspeakable: Poetry and the Innovative Necessity (University Alabama Press, 1999), Discrete Categories Forced into Coupling (Apogee Press, 2004), and movable TYYPE (Nightboat Books, 2011). Contributions to this tribute would subsequently be included in the festschrift anthology Dear Kathleen: On the Occasion of Kathleen Fraser's 80th Birthday, edited by Stephen Motika and Susan Gevirtz (Nightboat Books, 2017).