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The Poetry Center presents June Jordan reading her essay "Requiem for the Champ" (written in response to boxer Mike Tyson having been convicted of sexual assault) followed by a selection of poems from Things That I Do in the Dark: Selected Poems, 1954–1977 (Random House, 1977), Passion (Beacon Press, 1980), Haruko: Love Poems (Serpent's Tail., 1993), Living Room: New Poems (Thunder's Mouth Press, 1985), Kissing God Goodbye (Anchor Books, 1997), and Directed by Desire: The Complete Poems of June Jordan (Copper Canyon Press, 2005).
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.