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The Poetry Center presents the 33rd annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture featuring David B. Hobbs at the Unitarian Center. Hobbs's talk is titled "Oppen and His Early Others," and builds on his research on a formerly lost manuscript of Oppen’s early poetry which he discovered in Ezra Pound's papers, and subsequently edited for publication as 21 Poems by George Oppen (New Directions, 2017). The lecture is followed by his response to a question from Frances Richard, in the audience, then his reading of two of Oppen's early poems.
The Poetry Center presents Lee Ann Brown and Rod Smith reading and in conversation. Lee Ann Brown reads new work as well as poems from her book In the Laurels, Caught (Fence Books, 2013). Rod Smith reads from his book Touché (Wave Books, 2015) as well as from unpublished work. The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Jim Dunn and Neeli Cherkovski, reading and in conversation. Dunn reads his poems from Convenient Hole (Pressed Wafer, 2005), Soft Launch (Bootstrap/Pressed Wafer, 2008), and from his unpublished manuscript Dreaming in Tongues. Cherkovski then reads poems including selections from his book Elegy For my Beat Generation (Lithic Press, 2018) and from the manuscript of his forthcoming book Hyper (due 2019 from Lithic Press). The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents poet-scholars Robert Dewhurst and Michael Seth Stewart reading from and discussing the works of poet John Wieners (1934–2002). The program includes a screening of the outtakes from Richard O. Moore's 1965 "USA: Poetry" public television documentary featuring John Wieners in San Francisco along with Robert Duncan.