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The Poetry Center presents Rusty Morrison reading from Beyond the Chainlink (Ahsahta Press) and new works, along with Claudia Keelan reading from Truth of My Songs: Poems of the Trobairitz (Omnidawn Publishing). Their readings are followed by a conversation with 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 James Kass and Paul Flores, reading and in conversation, to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Youth Speaks. They read from manuscript, and performed from memory, poems that reflect on their time as founders and directors at Youth Speaks, which they launched in 1996 while still graduate students in the MFA Writing program at SF State. They discuss topics in between the poems, with their readings followed by a conversation with the audience.