The Poetry Center presents David Brazil, Rebecca Eland, Sara Larsen, and Andrew Schelling reading and in conversation. David Brazil reads "Tombstone Blues," Rebecca Eland reads from Arrives, then Steady Pace with the Hour (Plein Air Editions, 2016), Sara Larsen reads from Merry Hell (Atelos, 2016), and Andrew Schelling reads a mixture of published and unpublished works. The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience. [NOTE: These recordings are unavailable at present.]
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 Bermeo reads unpublished work. Reyes reads new unpublished work, and from her books For the City That Nearly Broke Me (Aztlan Libre Press, 2012), Diwata (BOA Editions, 2010), and To Love as Aswan (PAWA, Inc.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.