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The Poetry Center, in collaboration with giovanni singleton and Nocturnes Review, presents Jayne Cortez and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs. Each poet reads briefly from their work and then engages in a conversation, moderated by singleton. The event, in tandem with an unrecorded performance the prior night at The Victoria Theatre, in San Francisco, by Jayne Cortez and The Firespitters (Denardo Coleman, Al McDowell, Bern Nix), with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Matana Roberts opening, took place at the César Chavez Student Center on the SF State campus as part of a multi-program project funded in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Initiatives grant program.
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.