The Poetry Center presents Arisa White reading from Post Pardon (Mouthfeel Press) and A Penny Saved (Aquarius Press, 2012) and Raina J. Léon reading from Boogeyman Dawn (Salmon Poetry, 2014) followed by questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Cosmic Diaspora and Steve Dalachinsky, reading and in performance. Cosmic Diaspora (Jake Marmer, poetry; John Schott, guitar; and Joshua Horowitz, keyboard, accordion) opens with a set of songs shaped around poems by Marmer, paralleling immigration and science fiction. Steve Dalachinsky follows with an extended reading, much of it dedicated to musicians, from The Superintendent's Eye (Autonomedia/Unbearable Books, 2000), The Mantis (Iniquita Press, 2009), and works in manuscript.
The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade co-present Tongo Eisen-Martin, poetry, with Marshall Trammell, music, at The Green Arcade, San Francisco. Eisen-Martin, with Trammell on drums, in a first-time-ever collaboration, performs poems from Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights Books, 2017), and someone's dead already (Bootstrap Press, 2015). This event is the culminating performance of Eisen-Martin's week as premier Mazza Writer in Residence with the Poetry Center, sponsored by the Sam Mazza Foundation.