The Poetry Center presents Charles Alexander and Susan Thackrey reading and in conversation. Alexander reads from Pushing Water (Cuneiform Press, 2011) and unpublished work. Thackrey reads from Andalusia (Chax Press, 2015). The readings are followed by a conversation in response to questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center co-presents June Jordan, acclaimed poet, essayist, political activist, and professor of Afro American Studies at UC Berkeley, in an evening of poetry and spoken word as part of the fifth annual AfroSolo Festival. Jordan reads from her poetry, some at the time unpublished works and others from her collection Kissing God Goodbye: Poems 1991–1997 (Anchor Books, 1997).