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The Poetry Center presents Dale M. Smith speaking on Robert Duncan and Charles Olson, reading briefly from his own poetry, and in conversation. Smith presents two pieces drawing on his research into the relationship between poets Duncan and Olson, as involved in his work on two books: An Open Map: The Correspondence Between Robert Duncan and Charles Olson and Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan's Lectures on Charles Olson, both volumes co-edited by Smith and the late Robert J. Bertholf (University of Mexico Press, 2017). Smith also reads briefly from his recent book Sons (Knife Fork Book, 2017). The reading is followed by a conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents the opening event of the three-day Kuwentuhan (Talkstory) residency, featuring poets Barbara Jane Reyes, Arlene Biala, Javier O. Huerta, Urayoán Noel, Aimee Suzara, Lehua M. Taitano, and Angela Narciso Torres, each reading briefly then in conversation with the audience. Kuwentuhan (Talkstory) is a collaborative project of The Poetry Center with Barbara Jane Reyes, supported by the Creative Work Fund.
The Poetry Center presents Stefan Hyner in a reading and talk entitled "This Other World Not Civilized." Hyner reads in reverse-chronology from his own poetry dated 2003–2015, all in manuscript. He also reads his translations from Classical Chinese poets Lao Tzu, T'ao Yuan-Ming and Li T'ai Po, and responds to questions and remarks from the audience.