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The Poetry Center presents Layli Long Soldier and Truong Tran reading and in conversation. Layli Long Soldier reads from Whereas (Graywolf Press, 2017), along with unpublished work. Truong Tran reads new poems in manuscript. The readings are 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 and the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at San Francisco State University co-present a reading by Solmaz Sharif. Sharif reads from her book of poetry Look (Graywolf Press, 2016), and from new work in manuscript. The reading was followed by a reception, with the event held in celebration of the new Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies and its premier director, Persis Karim.