The Poetry Center presents Brenda Iijima and Janice Lee, reading from new works. Brenda Iijima reads from unpublished work, including the play Daily Life in China and a new long poem, while Janice Lee reads from the manuscript of her unpublished novel, Imagine a Death. These readings are the second event in the first program inaugurating the In Common Writers Series, supported by a grant from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
The Poetry Center presents Jared Stanley and Steven Seidenberg, reading and in conversation. Jared Stanley reads unpublished poems, "Civilian" (previously published by the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day series, 2017, and forthcoming in Harvard Review), and work from Ears (Nightboat Books, 2017). Steven Seidenberg reads an extended excerpt from Situ (Black Sun Lit, 2018). The reading is followed by a conversation with the audience.