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The Poetry Center presents a memorial tribute to Benjamin Hollander (1952–2016). Twenty-two poets, writers, artists, and friends come together to reminisce and to read from Hollander's books, including How To Read, Too (Leech Books, 1992), The Book of Who Are Was (Sun & Moon Press, 1997), Rituals of Truce and the Other Israeli (Parrhesia Press, 2004), Vigilance (Beyond Baroque Books, 2005), In the House Un-American (Clockroot Books/Interlink Publishing, 2013), Memoir American (Punctum Books, 2013), and his posthumously published work, The Letters of Carla, the letter b: A Mystery in Poetry (Chax Press, 2017).
The Poetry Center presents Charles Alexander and Susan Thackrey reading and in conversation. Alexander reads from Pushing Water (Cuneiform Press, 2011) and unpublished work. Thackrey reads from Andalusia (Chax Press, 2015). The readings are followed by a conversation in response to questions from the audience.
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.