Ruth Stephan reads from her collection Various Poems (1963). She also reads uncollected poems, one of which responds to John F. Kennedy's assassination a year prior.
In this Poetry Craft Talk titled "Conspiracy Simile: The Assassination of JFK/The Assassination of Poetry, or How I Discovered I Was Writing Cover-Story Poetics," Thomas Sayers Ellis explores the role of truth and evidence in poetry, and critically examines his own 1992 poem "Zapruder."
Ocean Vuong reads poems from Night Sky with Exit Wounds (2016). This reading was originally given with Camille Rankine.