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The Poetry Center presents Margaret Randall reading and in conversation. Randall speaks and reads from the anthology she edited and translated, Only the Road/Solo el Camino: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry (Duke University Press, 2016). The reading is followed by a conversation with the audience. During March 2017, all Poetry Center programs were dedicated to the theme "Because We Come from Everything: Poetry and Migration," shared with 30+ organizations across the US engaged in the Poetry Coalition.
The Poetry Center presents Jim Dunn and Neeli Cherkovski, reading and in conversation. Dunn reads his poems from Convenient Hole (Pressed Wafer, 2005), Soft Launch (Bootstrap/Pressed Wafer, 2008), and from his unpublished manuscript Dreaming in Tongues. Cherkovski then reads poems including selections from his book Elegy For my Beat Generation (Lithic Press, 2018) and from the manuscript of his forthcoming book Hyper (due 2019 from Lithic Press). The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.
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.