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The Poetry Center and City Lights Books co-present Darius James, reading and in conversation. James reads excerpts from his newly reissued novel Negrophobia: An Urban Parable (New York Review of Books, 2019), interspersed with questions from the audience. The afternoon event concludes with James reading a new work, and final comments from the audience. This event is the third in a three event program in The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported in part by a grant from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund. Photo of Darius James at City Lights Books by Sean Christian Smith. NOTE: this program is audio only; no video was recorded.
The Poetry Center presents Spring 2019 Mazza Writer in Residence Juliana Delgado Lopera and Joseph Cassara, reading and in conversation. Delgado Lopera reads from the beginning chapter of her highly anticipated multilingual first novel Fiebre Tropicale (forthcoming from The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2020). Cassara then reads a scene from the middle, and one from end of his award winning first novel, The House of Impossible Beauties (HarperCollins Publishers, 2018). Afterwards, a conversation ensues between the artists, as well as with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Raquel Salas Rivera and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, at Moe’s Books in Berkeley. Salas Rivera reads, in Spanish and in English, from the manuscript of their forthcoming book antes que isla es volcán / before island is volcano. Villarreal reads from Beast Meridian (Noemi Press, 2017) and "Root Future," written for an anthology organized around the theme 'Women of Color Write the Future.' This event was the second of two evenings in The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.