Vang, Mai Der. Yellow Rain. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2021.
Ander Monson reads two poems inspired by the movie Predator, along with four essays collected in Letters to a Future Lover (2015).
Poetry Center Summer Resident Noah Baldino reads new and uncollected poems. This reading was originally given with Jos Charles.
Roberto Tejada gives a talk titled "Diagonal and Self-Possessed Group Portrait with Liminal Figures" as part of the 2017 Thinking Its Presence conference.
Trish Salah reads from Wanting in Arabic (2002), If a child is a land you may not own (2013), and Lyric Sexology Vol. 1 (2017, Canadian edition) at the 2017 Thinking Its Presence conference.
Urayoán Noel presents a talk titled "Is Queer Afro-Latin@ Poetics a Thing?" as part of the 2017 Thinking Its Presence conference. He also performs an improvised poem with smartphone accompaniment.
At the 2017 Thinking Its Presence Conference, several members of the Thinking Its Presence Board—Vidhu Aggarwal, Ching-In Chen, Lisa Jarrett, and Lehua Taitano—read from or discuss their creative work. Board member Farid Matuk reads work from a selection of Tucson-based writers: Samuel Ace, Susan Briante, Wendy Burk, Hannah Ensor, Teré Fowler-Chapman, Sarah Gonzales, Logan Phillips, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Brandon Shimoda, TC Tolbert, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, and Ofelia Zepeda.
Mai Der Vang reads from her second book, Yellow Rain (2021), a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize. In this collection, Vang reinvestigates the "yellow rain" incident, in which a chemical biological weapon was unleashed upon Hmong refugees as they fled Laos near the end of the Vietnam War. Grounded in a documentary approach to poetry, Vang's poems center the testimonies of the Hmong, whose voices were erased in the subsequent geopolitical fervor around the investigation. This reading was originally given alongside Anthony Cody.