The Poetry Center presents Clarence Major and Patricia Spears Jones, celebrating the release of two retrospective volumes: Major’s From Now On: New and Selected Poems, 1970–2015 (University of Georgia Press, 2015) and Spears Jones’s A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems (White Pine Press, 2015). Their readings are followed by both poets responding to questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Duncan McNaughton, reading from Tiny Windows (Auguste Press, 2014), among other work, and Bill Berkson, reading from earlier poems and then from Expect Delays (Coffee House Press, 2014), followed by the two poets conversing and responding to questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center, together with City Lights Books and The Green Arcade, present a 50th Anniversary reading of Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems (City Lights Books Pocket Poets Series, 1964; 50th Anniversary Edition, 2014) at McRoskey Mattress Co., San Francisco. O'Hara's 43 poems from his book are performed in sequence by an array of Bay Area poets and friends.
The Poetry Center presents poet-scholars Robert Dewhurst and Michael Seth Stewart reading from and discussing the works of poet John Wieners (1934–2002). The program includes a screening of the outtakes from Richard O. Moore's 1965 "USA: Poetry" public television documentary featuring John Wieners in San Francisco along with Robert Duncan.