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The Poetry Center presents Cosmic Diaspora and Steve Dalachinsky, reading and in performance. Cosmic Diaspora (Jake Marmer, poetry; John Schott, guitar; and Joshua Horowitz, keyboard, accordion) opens with a set of songs shaped around poems by Marmer, paralleling immigration and science fiction. Steve Dalachinsky follows with an extended reading, much of it dedicated to musicians, from The Superintendent's Eye (Autonomedia/Unbearable Books, 2000), The Mantis (Iniquita Press, 2009), and works in manuscript.
The Poetry Center presents Jerome Rothenberg, reading and in conversation. Rothenberg reads works from several of his books, including Flower World Variations (revised, expanded edition, The Operating System, 2017), Eye of Witness: A Jerome Rothenberg Reader (Black Widow Press, 2013), China Notes & the Treasures of Dunhuang (Ahadada Books, 2006), and A Field on Mars: Divagations & Autovariations, Poems 2000-2015 (PURH, 2015), plus a new poem and a poem previously published in the online magazine Jacket2. The reading is followed by a conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center and the Departments of Modern Languages and Literatures, and Jewish Studies, present José Kozer reading poems in Spanish from Ánima (Tierra Firme, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico City, 2002; Shearsman Books, 2011) followed by Norma Cole, Chris Daniels, and Steve Dickison reading different selections from Anima in English. Kozer also reads from Carece de causa (Ediciones Ultimo Reino, 1988). The reading is followed by extended remarks by Kozer in response to questions from the audience.