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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 Giancarlo Huapaya (with translator Ryan Greene), Omar Pimienta, and José Antonio Villarán, of Cardboard House Press/Cartonera Collective, reading from their work and conducting a collective experiment in exchange with the audience, then engaging in conversation regarding their poetry, the work of the press and bookmaking collective, and the cultural politics of translation. This is the first event of two in The Poetry Center’s 2019 Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series.
In celebration of Kelsey Street Press's 45th Anniversary, The Poetry Center, together with Kelsey Street Press and The Green Arcade, presents Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Ching-In Chen, and Andrea Abi-Karam, reading at McRoskey Mattress Co., in San Francisco. Following Patricia Dienstfrey and Rena Rosenwasser, co-founders of the press, recalling its history and several of the authors it has presented, notably Kathleen Fraser and Barbara Guest, Rosenwasser introduces Berssenbrugge. Berssenbrugge reads from NEST (Kelsey Street Press, 1998) and from her forthcoming book A Treatise on Stars (New Directions, 2020). Mg Roberts, of Kelsey Street Press, introduces Abi-Karam, who reads from their book EXTRATRANSMISSION (Kelsey Street Press, 2019). Roberts then introduces Chen, who reads from their book recombinant (Kelsey Street Press, 2017) to close the event. The program was supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Poetry Center presents Trace Peterson and Max Wolf Valerio reading and in conversation. Peterson reads poems in manuscript, and one poem from Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books, 2013). Valerio reads selections from The Criminal: The Invisibility of Parallel Forces (EOAGH, 2017). The readings are followed by a conversation between the two poets and their responses to questions from the audience.