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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 and the Labor Archives and Research Center present poet/artist/activists Cassie Thornton, Christian Nagler, and Christopher Higgenbotham discussing their community projects and reading and performing their works. Tanya Hollis introduces the event, followed by Cassie Thornton reimagining the meaning and structure of debt; Christian Nagler reading a series of poems; and Christopher Higgenbotham performing his spoken-word poem “Why, America?” The event concludes with questions from the audience. Co-sponsored by The Poetry Center, SFSU Labor Archives and Research Center, and Service Employees International Union Local 1021.