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The Poetry Center presents Margaret Randall reading and in conversation. Randall speaks and reads from the anthology she edited and translated, Only the Road/Solo el Camino: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry (Duke University Press, 2016). The reading is followed by a conversation with the audience. During March 2017, all Poetry Center programs were dedicated to the theme "Because We Come from Everything: Poetry and Migration," shared with 30+ organizations across the US engaged in the Poetry Coalition.
The Poetry Center presents poet and translator Pierre Joris reading, primarily, from his collection Barzakh: Poems 2000-2012 (Black Widow Press, 2014), and a reading and performance by multi-media artist Nicole Peyrafitte, with works from Bi-Valve: Vulvic Space, Vulvic Knowledge, before the two take questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center presents William Rowe and Helen Dimos reading and in conversation. William Rowe reads newer poems in manuscript form, his translations from Raúl Zurita and César Vallejo, and poems from his own Collected Poems (Crater Press, 2016). Helen Dimos reads from No Realtor was Compensated for this Sale (The Elephants, 2017) and poetry in manuscript. Their readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.