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The Poetry Center presents David Henderson reading a retrospective selection of poems, from his earliest published works to the present, and in conversation with the audience. Henderson reads from Felix of the Silent Forest (Poets Press, 1967), De Mayor of Harlem (E.P. Dutton, 1970), The Low East (North Atlantic Books, 1980), Neo California (North Atlantic Books, 1998), and newer work from manuscript, including a work-in-progress “For Gil Scott-Heron.” His reading is followed by a conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Tongo Eisen-Martin performing works from his book Someone's Dead Already (Bootstrap Press, 2015) along with new work which has appeared at SFMOMA's Open Space, and Jasmine Gibson reading from her chapbook Drapetomania (Commune Editions, 2016) and other unpublished works. Their readings are followed by a conversation between the poets and with the audience.