The Poetry Center presents Fay Victor and Myra Melford, with a workshop performance and conversation. The two artists, working for the first time as a duo, Victor on vocals and Melford on electronic piano, combine composition and improvisation across a selection of original songs. Throughout, Victor and Melford engage in conversation with each other, and at intervals with the audience. The workshop performance was the first in a two-event program, with a performance following the same evening at the Center for New Music, downtown San Francisco, as part of The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund.
The Poetry Center presents Jim Dunn and Neeli Cherkovski, reading and in conversation. Dunn reads his poems from Convenient Hole (Pressed Wafer, 2005), Soft Launch (Bootstrap/Pressed Wafer, 2008), and from his unpublished manuscript Dreaming in Tongues. Cherkovski then reads poems including selections from his book Elegy For my Beat Generation (Lithic Press, 2018) and from the manuscript of his forthcoming book Hyper (due 2019 from Lithic Press). The readings are followed by a conversation with the audience.