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The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade present a tribute to Franco Beltrametti (1937-1995), incorporating a screening of Claudio Tettamanti's short film "Ultime cose (d’après CHOSES qui voyagent)” (1995). Stefan Hyner, Duncan McNaughton, Joanne Kyger, Donald Guravich, Judy Goldhaft, Maggie Brown, and Jim Nesbit read from Beltrametti's Almost Everywhere: Selected Poems 1965-1995 (Fondazione Franco Beltrametti/Blackberry Books, 2016), and from Beltrametti's 1971 novel Nadamas, and comment on the late poet-artist and his work.
The Poetry Center and the Department of English at UC Berkeley co-present Tom Raworth (1938–2017): A Celebration of His Life and Work: 23 poets, musicians, publishers, and friends, in tribute to Tom Raworth. Taking place in the Maude Fife Room in Wheeler Hall at UC Berkeley, the event includes in-person tributes, along with several recorded or written and read by proxy, by: Lyn Hejinian, Stephen Emerson, Norma Cole, Alastair Johnston, Kit Robinson, Claude Royet-Journoud, David Southern, Jean Day, Alan Bernheimer, Merrill Gilfillan, Armando Pajalich, Stephen Vincent, Rod Smith, Larry Ochs, Fanny Howe, Jennifer Dunbar Dorn, Jim Nisbet, Gian Antonio Pozzi, Rita degli Esposti, Duncan McNaughton, Dale Heard, Lyn Hejinian, Andy Berlin, Steve Dickison, and Miles Champion. Selections from a 2012 recording of Tom Raworth, reading his poems (from Tottering State: Selected Early Poems, 1963–1983, The Figures, 1984/O Books, 2000) conclude the evening.