The Poetry Center presents poets Katy Bohinc, reading from Dear Alain (Tender Buttons Press, 2014) and Paul Ebenkamp reading from The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015) and poems in manuscript, followed by a conversation between the poets and questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Maya Angelou, reading and commenting on her poems from the book Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie (Random House, 1971), and responding to questions from the audience about her life and work, including her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and its adaptation to film. Note: This recording is audio only. Photos of Maya Angelou, October 14, 1971, from the San Francisco State Phoenix.
The Poetry Center presents Tongo Eisen-Martin, reading and in conversation, as the first Mazza Writer in Residence for the Poetry Center. He performs poems from his newest book Heaven is All Goodbyes (City Lights Pocket Poets No. 61, 2017) and from his first book, someone's dead already (Bootstrap Press, 2015). The reading is followed by an extended conversation with the audience.