Kinnell, Galway. Mortal Acts, Mortal Words. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980.
Naomi Shihab Nye reads primarily from three collections: Different Ways to Pray (1980), Hugging the Jukebox (1982), and Yellow Glove (1986).
Bill Knott reads widely from his work. This reading includes poems from Becos (1983), Outremer (1989), and Poems 1963-1988 (1989), as well as work collected later.
Diane Wakoski reads widely from her works, including Discrepancies and Apparitions (1966), Inside the Blood Factory (1968), and The Magellanic Clouds (1970). She also reads poems that would be collected in Smudging (1972) and Greed: Parts 8, 9, 11 (1973).
Anne Carson reads from Men in the Off Hours, Short Talks, and The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos.
Carole Maso reads from a work in progress called The Bay of Angels and shares excerpts from her 2002 prose poem Beauty Is Convulsive: The Passion of Frida Kahlo.
Patricia Hampl reads an excerpt from her memoir The Florist's Daughter (2007).
Ilya Kaminsky reads primarily from his collection Dancing in Odessa (2004).
Aisha Sabatini Sloan reads an early version of "Ocean Park No. 6," titled after a painting by Richard Diebenkorn. "Ocean Park No. 6" would go on to be published in the essay collection Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit.
Matthea Harvey reads primarily from Sad Little Breathing Machine (2004). This reading was originally given with Olena Kalytiak Davis and James Thomas Stevens for the Next Word in Poetry Series.
Paul Zimmer reads poems inspired by his troubled youth during the Eisenhower years, as well as several persona poems.
Khadijah Queen reads from her collections Conduit (2008), Black Peculiar (2011), and Fearful Beloved (2015); she also shares drawings, photos, and video and sound clips. This reading was given as part of the Spectacular Poetics series.
Robert Hass reads one poem from The Apple Trees at Olema (2010) along with recent, uncollected poems on the subject of climate change. This reading was originally given with Brenda Hillman as part of the Climate Change & Poetry Series.