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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.
The Poetry Center, in collaboration with California College of the Arts MFA-Writing Program, and Small Press Traffic, presents a tribute to Kathleen Fraser, in celebration of her 80th birthday. The program was organized and introduced by Susan Gevirtz and Stephen Motika. Fraser's publications include il cuore -- the heart: Selected Poems 1970-1995 (Wesleyan University, 1997,) Translating the Unspeakable: Poetry and the Innovative Necessity (University Alabama Press, 1999), Discrete Categories Forced into Coupling (Apogee Press, 2004), and movable TYYPE (Nightboat Books, 2011). Contributions to this tribute would subsequently be included in the festschrift anthology Dear Kathleen: On the Occasion of Kathleen Fraser's 80th Birthday, edited by Stephen Motika and Susan Gevirtz (Nightboat Books, 2017).