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The Poetry Center presents Jasmine Gibson and Juliana Spahr reading from their works. Jasmine Gibson opens, reading poems from her newly published book, Don't Let Them See Me Like This (Nightboat Books, 2018) as well as newer work from manuscript. Juliana Spahr reads an extended excerpt from a new, as yet untitled, work in progress. This event is the second evening of a double program, and part of The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
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at SFMOMA's Open Space, and Jasmine Gibson reading from her chapbook Drapetomania (Commune Editions, 2016) and other unpublished works.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.
The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade co-present Tongo Eisen-Martin, poetry, with Marshall Trammell, music, at The Green Arcade, San Francisco. Eisen-Martin, with Trammell on drums, in a first-time-ever collaboration, performs poems from Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights Books, 2017), and someone's dead already (Bootstrap Press, 2015). This event is the culminating performance of Eisen-Martin's week as premier Mazza Writer in Residence with the Poetry Center, sponsored by the Sam Mazza Foundation.