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The Poetry Center presents Leticia Hernández-Linares reading her poetry from Mucha Muchacha, Too Much Girl (Tía Chucha Press, 2015) and Lee Herrick reading his works from Too Many Miles From Desire (WordTech Editions, 2007) and Gardening Secrets of the Dead (WordTech Editions, 2012), followed by the two poets conversing with one another and responding to questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Raquel Salas Rivera and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, at Moe’s Books in Berkeley. Salas Rivera reads, in Spanish and in English, from the manuscript of their forthcoming book antes que isla es volcán / before island is volcano. Villarreal reads from Beast Meridian (Noemi Press, 2017) and "Root Future," written for an anthology organized around the theme 'Women of Color Write the Future.' This event was the second of two evenings in The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
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.
The Poetry Center presents Wendy Trevino and Oki Sogumi, reading and in conversation. Wendy Trevino reads from her chapbook, Brazilian Is Not a Race (Commune Editions, 2016) and from unpublished work. Oki Sogumi reads the introduction to Smear Jelly Dreaming A goo daughter & Time Travel and Friendship (Museum of Expensive Things, 2016), and from unpublished work. The poets' readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.