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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 Delgado Lopera begins the afternoon with a performance of "Assigned Sad at Birth," an unpublished performance piece.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 and the SFSU Labor Archives and Research Center co-present "Working with Others: Convivial Research (Revisited)," a panel with Manuel (Manolo) Callahan, Stefano Harney, and Tonika Sealy Thompson, moderated by Steve Dickison, at the third annual Howard Zinn Book Fair, at City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus. Note: the recording begins in medias res.
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 and the Labor Archives and Research Center present poet/artist/activists Cassie Thornton, Christian Nagler, and Christopher Higgenbotham discussing their community projects and reading and performing their works. Tanya Hollis introduces the event, followed by Cassie Thornton reimagining the meaning and structure of debt; Christian Nagler reading a series of poems; and Christopher Higgenbotham performing his spoken-word poem “Why, America?” The event concludes with questions from the audience. Co-sponsored by The Poetry Center, SFSU Labor Archives and Research Center, and Service Employees International Union Local 1021.