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The Poetry Center presents Andrew Maxwell and Hank Lazer reading and in conversation. Andrew Maxwell reads from "Utility Verses," Candor is The Brightest Shield (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014), Conversion Table (Mindmade Books, 2016), and unpublished work. Hank Lazer reads from Book of 10 Line Poems, The New Spirit (Singing Horse Press, 2005), Poems Hidden in Plain View (Presses universitaires de Rouen, 2016), N18 (Singing Horse Press, 2012), and Brush Mind: At Hand (GreencupBooks, 2016). The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Jackie Wang and Lily Hoang reading at The Green Arcade. This event, debuting Jackie Wang's book Carceral Capitalism, is one of many programs featured across the U.S. during March 2018 as part of the Poetry Coalition series on The Body, sponsored in part by a Ford Foundation grant to the Poetry Coalition. Lily Hoang (introduced by Jackie Wang) opens, reading from A Bestiary (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2016). She is followed by Jackie Wang (introduced by Brandon Brown) reading from Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e) Interventions Series, 2018).
The Poetry Center presents Roberto Tejada delivering the 31st annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture. Tejada focuses on the Oppens’ time living in Mexico during the years 1950 to 1958. Images are reproduced courtesy of the Mandeville Special Collections and Archives, University of California, San Diego, with particular thanks to Rob Melton at the Archive of New Poetry. The Oppen Memorial Lecture series benefits from the support of the Dorothy A. Fowler Trust.