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The Poetry Center presents D.S. Marriott and Frank B. Wilderson III reading their poetry. Marriott reads from his grime-inspired collection Duppies (Commune Edition, 2018). Wilderson reads and comments on poems from his collection Sideways Between Stories (Commune Editions, 2016). This is the second of two evenings in The Poetry Center's inaugural Black Study Series, supported by an anonymous donor and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Poetry Center presents David Lau reading from his forthcoming book, Still Dirty (AK Press/Commune Editions, 2016), and Ed Pavlic reading from Let’s Let That Are Not Yet: INFERNO (Fence Books, 2015), followed by questions and conversation with the audience. NOTE: The video recording was lost in the back-up process, so this event is represented via audio recording only. Our apologies.
The Poetry Center presents Jasmine Gibson and Juliana Spahr reading from their works. Jasmine Gibson opens, reading poems from her newly published book, Don't Let Them See Me Like This (Nightboat Books, 2018) as well as newer work from manuscript. Juliana Spahr reads an extended excerpt from a new, as yet untitled, work in progress. This event is the second evening of a double program, and part of The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
The Poetry Center presents Tongo Eisen-Martin performing works from his book Someone's Dead Already (Bootstrap Press, 2015) along with new work which has appeared at SFMOMA's Open Space, and Jasmine Gibson reading from her chapbook Drapetomania (Commune Editions, 2016) and other unpublished works. Their readings are followed by a conversation between the poets and with the audience.