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The Poetry Center presents Brontez Purnell and Tommy Pico, reading and in conversation. Brontez Purnell reads from Johnny Would You Love Me If My Dick Were Bigger (The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2017) and his forthcoming collection 100 Boyfriends. Tommy Pico reads from Junk (Tin House Books, 2018) and from the manuscript to his forthcoming book, Feed. After the reading is a conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Lucille Clifton, reading at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. Clifton reads and remarks on poems from her books Two-Headed Woman (University of Massachusetts Press, 1980), Next: New Poems (BOA Editions, Ltd., 1987), Quilting: Poems (BOA Editions, 1991), and from uncollected poems, along with an excerpt from her children's book, The Lucky Stone (Yearling Books, 1986), and an excerpt from Generations: A Memoir (Random House, 1976).
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.