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The Poetry Center presents Jayne Cortez [as part of a program shared with French novelist and feminist theorist Monique Wittig] at the Women Working in Literature Conference, held at Fort Mason, San Francisco. Cortez reads her poems from the recently published book Coagulations: New and Selected Poems (Thunder's Mouth Press,1984).
The Poetry Center presents Spring 2019 Mazza Writer in Residence Juliana Delgado Lopera and Joseph Cassara, reading and in conversation. Delgado Lopera reads from the beginning chapter of her highly anticipated multilingual first novel Fiebre Tropicale (forthcoming from The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2020). Cassara then reads a scene from the middle, and one from end of his award winning first novel, The House of Impossible Beauties (HarperCollins Publishers, 2018). Afterwards, a conversation ensues between the artists, as well as with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents "an afternoon of literary drag," with Spring 2019 Mazza Writer in Residence Juliana Delgado Lopera, featuring Monique Jenkinson, aka Fauxnique, reading and in conversation. Delgado Lopera begins the afternoon with a performance of "Assigned Sad at Birth," an unpublished performance piece. Then Fauxnique reads an excerpt from an autobiographical manuscript in progress. Their readings are followed by a conversation between the artists, as well as with the audience. The Mazza Writer in Residence program is supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation.
The Poetry Center presents Prageeta Sharma reading from Undergloom (Fence Books, 2013), from previously published works, and from manuscript. Thomas Devaney reads from Calamity Jane (Furniture Press, 2014), Runaway Goat Cart (Hanging Loose Press, 2015), and other work. The readings are followed by a conversation between the poets and their audience.