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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 presents Jackie Wang and Lily Hoang reading at The Green Arcade. This event, debuting Jackie Wang's book Carceral Capitalism, is one of many programs featured across the U.S. during March 2018 as part of the Poetry Coalition series on The Body, sponsored in part by a Ford Foundation grant to the Poetry Coalition. Lily Hoang (introduced by Jackie Wang) opens, reading from A Bestiary (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2016). She is followed by Jackie Wang (introduced by Brandon Brown) reading from Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e) Interventions Series, 2018).
The Poetry Center presents Robert Adamson reading from The Goldfinches of Baghdad (Flood Editions, 2006) and Net Needle (Flood Editions, 2015). Adamson responds to questions from the audience and talks extensively about his adolescent incarceration and discovery of poetry while in prison.
The Poetry Center presents Roberto Tejada delivering the 31st annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture. Tejada focuses on the Oppens’ time living in Mexico during the years 1950 to 1958. Images are reproduced courtesy of the Mandeville Special Collections and Archives, University of California, San Diego, with particular thanks to Rob Melton at the Archive of New Poetry. The Oppen Memorial Lecture series benefits from the support of the Dorothy A. Fowler Trust.