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The Poetry Center presents Ariel Goldberg and Simone White reading and in conversation in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Poetry Project at St. Marks Church in New York City. Ariel Goldberg reads from The Estrangement Principle (Nightboat Books, 2016) and previously published works. Simone White reads from a forthcoming work titled Dear Angel of Death (due from Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017). The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience, focused on each writer's work and on the history, present, and future activities of The Poetry Project.
The Poetry Center presents Jasmine Gibson, reading and in conversation with Juliana Spahr. Jasmine Gibson read from her book, Don’t Let Them See Me Like This (Nightboat Books, 2018), as well as new unpublished work, followed by Juliana Spahr interviewing Gibson, before she converses with the audience. This event is the first of two in a double program, part of The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund. PLEASE NOTE: The recording exists only for the conversation, which is joined in progress with Jasmine Gibson responding to a question from C.S. Giscombe, in the audience, regarding the effects of her work as a therapist and social worker on her work as a poet.
The Poetry Center presents Jasmine Gibson and Juliana Spahr reading from their works. Jasmine Gibson opens, reading poems from her newly published book, Don't Let Them See Me Like This (Nightboat Books, 2018) as well as newer work from manuscript. Juliana Spahr reads an extended excerpt from a new, as yet untitled, work in progress. This event is the second evening of a double program, and part of The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
The Poetry Center presents a memorial tribute to Stephen Rodefer (1940–2015), with reminiscences and poems, mostly by Rodefer, read by twenty Bay Area poets and friends. The event incorporates a portion from a Poetry Center video of Stephen Rodefer reading, May 8, 1975, at San Francisco State University.