poetry and politics
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The Poetry Center presents Jasmine Gibson, reading and in conversation with Juliana Spahr. Jasmine Gibson read from her book, Don’t Let Them See Me Like This (Nightboat Books, 2018), as well as new unpublished work, followed by Juliana Spahr interviewing Gibson, before she converses with the audience. This event is the first of two in a double program, part of The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund. PLEASE NOTE: The recording exists only for the conversation, which is joined in progress with Jasmine Gibson responding to a question from C.S. Giscombe, in the audience, regarding the effects of her work as a therapist and social worker on her work as a poet.
The Poetry Center presents Jayne Cortez [as part of a program shared with French novelist and feminist theorist Monique Wittig] at the Women Working in Literature Conference, held at Fort Mason, San Francisco. Cortez reads her poems from the recently published book Coagulations: New and Selected Poems (Thunder's Mouth Press,1984).
The Poetry Center presents Jasmine Gibson and Juliana Spahr reading from their works. Jasmine Gibson opens, reading poems from her newly published book, Don't Let Them See Me Like This (Nightboat Books, 2018) as well as newer work from manuscript. Juliana Spahr reads an extended excerpt from a new, as yet untitled, work in progress. This event is the second evening of a double program, and part of The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
The Poetry Center presents June Jordan reading her essay "Requiem for the Champ" (written in response to boxer Mike Tyson having been convicted of sexual assault) followed by a selection of poems from Things That I Do in the Dark: Selected Poems, 1954–1977 (Random House, 1977), Passion (Beacon Press, 1980), Haruko: Love Poems (Serpent's Tail., 1993), Living Room: New Poems (Thunder's Mouth Press, 1985), Kissing God Goodbye (Anchor Books, 1997), and Directed by Desire: The Complete Poems of June Jordan (Copper Canyon Press, 2005).