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The Poetry Center presents the 33rd annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture featuring David B. Hobbs at the Unitarian Center. Hobbs's talk is titled "Oppen and His Early Others," and builds on his research on a formerly lost manuscript of Oppen’s early poetry which he discovered in Ezra Pound's papers, and subsequently edited for publication as 21 Poems by George Oppen (New Directions, 2017). The lecture is followed by his response to a question from Frances Richard, in the audience, then his reading of two of Oppen's early poems.
The Poetry Center, together with City Lights Books and The Green Arcade, present a 50th Anniversary reading of Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems (City Lights Books Pocket Poets Series, 1964; 50th Anniversary Edition, 2014) at McRoskey Mattress Co., San Francisco. O'Hara's 43 poems from his book are performed in sequence by an array of Bay Area poets and friends.
The Poetry Center and San Francisco Public Library present Richard Eberhart delivering a memorial lecture on Robert Frost (1874-1973), addressing Frost's life and work.
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.