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The Poetry Center presents Ariel Goldberg and Simone White reading and in conversation in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Poetry Project at St. Marks Church in New York City. Ariel Goldberg reads from The Estrangement Principle (Nightboat Books, 2016) and previously published works. Simone White reads from a forthcoming work titled Dear Angel of Death (due from Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017). The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience, focused on each writer's work and on the history, present, and future activities of The Poetry Project.
The Poetry Center presents Camille T. Dungy and Javier Zamora, reading and in conversation. Camille Dungy reads poems from Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan University Press, 2017) and excerpts from her prose work Guidebook to Relative Strangers (W.W. Norton, 2017). Javier Zamora reads poems from Unaccompanied (Copper Canyon Press, 2017). The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Frances Richard delivering the 32nd annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture, entitled "The Mind's own Place and Feminine Technologies: George Oppen and Possibilities of the Political." The Oppen Memorial Lecture series benefits from the support of the Dorothy A. Fowler Trust.