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The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade present Fred Moten and Nathaniel Mackey reading their poetry, along with Hafez Modirzadeh on alto saxophone, at the 3rd Floor, McRoskey Mattress Co., in San Francisco. Fred Moten reads from The Service Porch (Letter Machine Editions, 2016); Hafez Modirzadeh offers a brief solo performance; Nathaniel Mackey reads from Blue Fasa (New Directions, 2015), Whatsaid Serif (City Lights Books, 2001), and from manuscript. The evening culminates with Mackey and Moten performing their works in tandem.
The Poetry Center presents Morgan Parker and Charif Shanahan, reading and in conversation. Charif Shanahan reads poetry from his collection Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (Southern Illinois University Press, 2017) as well as some newer work from manuscript. Morgan Parker reads from her books Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night (Switchback Books, 2015), There are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House, 2017), and Magical Negro (Tin House, 2019), before reading some new work from manuscript. Following the readings, both writers engage in conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents poet and translator Pierre Joris reading, primarily, from his collection Barzakh: Poems 2000-2012 (Black Widow Press, 2014), and a reading and performance by multi-media artist Nicole Peyrafitte, with works from Bi-Valve: Vulvic Space, Vulvic Knowledge, before the two take questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Tom Clark reading and commenting on his poetry, from various works and from manuscript, and Vincent Katz reading from Swimming Home (Nightboat Books, 2015) and his translations of The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius (Princeton University Press, 2004), among other work, at The Green Arcade bookshop in San Francisco.