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The Poetry Center presents Carolina De Robertis and Micah Perks reading and in conversation. Carolina De Robertis reads her poem "Para Orlando" ("For Orlando") and from The Gods of Tango (Vintage Books, 2015). Micah Perks reads from her novel What Becomes Us (Outpost19, 2016). The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Forrest Gander, reading and in conversation. After opening with a reading from unpublished work by C.D. Wright, and a selection of poems by Latin American and Spanish poets (read in Spanish and in translation), Gander reads his own new work from Be With (New Directions, 2018) and from his earlier book, Science and Steepleflower, (New Directions, 1998). His reading is followed by a conversation in response to questions from the audience.
The Poetry Center presents poet-translator-activists John Pluecker and Jen Hofer, reading and in conversation, to debut the Poetry Center's Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series. John Pluecker reads from Ford Over (Noemi Press, 2016), poems from an unpublished manuscript, Green Go Home, and poems from an untitled unpublished work in progress. Jen Hofer reads from her translation of Virginia Lucas’s Amé.RICA (tu valor de cambio), as Ah.me.RICH.ah (your exchange value) (forthcoming, Litmus Press, 2019), followed by an unpublished manuscript of new works, titled conditions. The poets' interlaced performances are followed briefly by a conversation with the audience.