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The Poetry Center presents Trisha Low performing pieces from The Compleat Purge (Kenning Editions, 2013) and Elaine Kahn from Women in Public (City Lights Books/Spotlight Series, 2015), followed by discussion and questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade present a tribute to Franco Beltrametti (1937-1995), incorporating a screening of Claudio Tettamanti's short film "Ultime cose (d’après CHOSES qui voyagent)” (1995). Stefan Hyner, Duncan McNaughton, Joanne Kyger, Donald Guravich, Judy Goldhaft, Maggie Brown, and Jim Nesbit read from Beltrametti's Almost Everywhere: Selected Poems 1965-1995 (Fondazione Franco Beltrametti/Blackberry Books, 2016), and from Beltrametti's 1971 novel Nadamas, and comment on the late poet-artist and his 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.