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The Poetry Center presents Clarence Major and Patricia Spears Jones, celebrating the release of two retrospective volumes: Major’s From Now On: New and Selected Poems, 1970–2015 (University of Georgia Press, 2015) and Spears Jones’s A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems (White Pine Press, 2015). Their readings are followed by both poets responding to questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Denise Levertov reading from a selection of her poetry.
The Poetry Center presents Oscar Bermeo and Barbara Jane Reyes reading and in conversation. Bermeo reads unpublished work. Reyes reads new unpublished work, and from her books For the City That Nearly Broke Me (Aztlan Libre Press, 2012), Diwata (BOA Editions, 2010), and To Love as Aswan (PAWA, Inc. Publications, 2015). Following her reading, Kuwentuhan (Talkstory), a short film produced by San Francisco State University’s Documentary Film Institute and edited by Daewon Kim is screened, with the film incorporating a reading by Reyes of Joy Harjo's poem "Perhaps The World Ends Here." Kuwentuhan (Talkstory) is a project of the Poetry Center and Barbara Jane Reyes, supported by the Creative Work Fund. The film is followed by a conversation between the poets and the audience.
The Poetry Center presents a memorial tribute to Stephen Rodefer (1940–2015), with reminiscences and poems, mostly by Rodefer, read by twenty Bay Area poets and friends. The event incorporates a portion from a Poetry Center video of Stephen Rodefer reading, May 8, 1975, at San Francisco State University.