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The Poetry Center presents Charles Reznikoff and George Oppen in an early reading from their respective books, By the Waters of Manhattan and The Materials, among other work. Both books, co-published by New Directions/The San Francisco Review, for each of the poets was their first book publication by a prominent publisher, and for Oppen his first published work since his 1934 debut Discrete Series, almost three decades prior.
The Poetry Center presents Frances Richard delivering the 32nd annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture, entitled "The Mind's own Place and Feminine Technologies: George Oppen and Possibilities of the Political." The Oppen Memorial Lecture series benefits from the support of the Dorothy A. Fowler Trust.
The Poetry Center presents Roberto Tejada delivering the 31st annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture. Tejada focuses on the Oppens’ time living in Mexico during the years 1950 to 1958. Images are reproduced courtesy of the Mandeville Special Collections and Archives, University of California, San Diego, with particular thanks to Rob Melton at the Archive of New Poetry. The Oppen Memorial Lecture series benefits from the support of the Dorothy A. Fowler Trust.