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The Poetry Center presents Martha Ronk and Paul Vangelisti, reading and in conversation. Martha Ronk reads poems on the subject of photography from her book Ocular Proof (Omnidawn Publishing, 2016) and newer works in manuscript. Paul Vangelisti reads poems from his book Border Music (Talisman House, 2016) and a longer work from the chapbook "Toodaloo" (Magra Books). The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.
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.