In this matinee performance at Tucson High School, Natalie Diaz reads poems, provides commentary, and participates in a question and answer session with Eduardo C. Corral.
In this artists' talk, photographer Seamus Murphy and journalist/poet Eliza Griswold discuss their experiences in Afghanistan and the poems and photographs featured in the exhibition Shame Every Rose: Images from Afghanistan. This exhibition, which traveled to the Poetry Center courtesy of the Poetry Foundation of Chicago, featured photographs presented in pairs to echo the couplet form of the landay, an oral folk poetry created by and for the Pashtun women who span the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The landays featured in this exhibit also appear in the June 2013 issue of Poetry magazine, as well as in the anthology I Am The Beggar of The World (2014).
Poet and translator Marilyn Hacker reads from her collections Names (2010) and A Stranger's Mirror (2015). She also reads from her translations from the French of works by poets Vénus Khoury-Ghata and Claire Malroux.
Solmaz Sharif reads poems from her collection Look (2016). This reading was originally given with Danniel Schoonebeek as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.
Aria Aber reads from her collection Hard Damage (2022), which meditates upon the Afghan refugee experience and familial relationships, particularly the one with her mother. Aber concludes the reading with two uncollected poems that center on grief and mortality. This reading was originally given alongside Shayla Lawz as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.