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The Poetry Center presents Gregory Pardlo reading from his books Totem (Copper Canyon Press, 2007) and Digest (Four Way Books, 2014), the latter for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for 2015. The event was co-sponsored by The Poetry Center, and the Departments of Creative Writing, English, and Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.
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.
The Poetry Center presents Tongo Eisen-Martin performing works from his book Someone's Dead Already (Bootstrap Press, 2015) along with new work which has appeared at SFMOMA's Open Space, and Jasmine Gibson reading from her chapbook Drapetomania (Commune Editions, 2016) and other unpublished works. Their readings are followed by a conversation between the poets and with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Wendy Trevino and Oki Sogumi, reading and in conversation. Wendy Trevino reads from her chapbook, Brazilian Is Not a Race (Commune Editions, 2016) and from unpublished work. Oki Sogumi reads the introduction to Smear Jelly Dreaming A goo daughter & Time Travel and Friendship (Museum of Expensive Things, 2016), and from unpublished work. The poets' readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.