The Poetry Center, together with City Lights Books and The Green Arcade, present a 50th Anniversary reading of Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems (City Lights Books Pocket Poets Series, 1964; 50th Anniversary Edition, 2014) at McRoskey Mattress Co., San Francisco. O'Hara's 43 poems from his book are performed in sequence by an array of Bay Area poets and friends.
The Poetry Center and City Lights Books co-present Pierre Joris, reading his translations and discussing the work and life of Paul Celan, upon the release of Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014). The event features multimedia material assembled and presented by Nicole Peyrafitte. Joris responds to questions from the full-house audience, upstairs at City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco.
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.