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The Poetry Center presents Annie Finch in a solo reading from her books Eve (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2010) and Spells: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 2013), and from works in manuscript, followed by her responding to questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Hollie Hardy reading from her Poetry Center Book Award winning volume How to Take a Bullet and Other Survival Poems (Punk Hostage Press, 2014), together with award judge Mukta Sambrani, reading from The Woman in This Room Isn’t Lonely (Writer’s Workshop, Calcutta, 1997) and Broomrider’s Book of the Dead (Paperwall Media, Mumbai, 2015).
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.