Sandra McPherson reads from her first two collections of poetry, Elegies for the Hot Season (1970) and Radiation (1973). She reads one love poem that remains uncollected.
Franz Wright discusses a wide range of topics, including Rilke, translation, and the writing life.
William Stafford reads poems from throughout his career, on themes such as aging, memory, nature, war, and human violence. He also reads what he claims is his "weakest" poem, "The Little Girl by the Fence at School."
Phillip Lopate reads essays from Getting Personal (2003) and Portrait Inside My Head (2013), as well as one uncollected essay.
Srikanth Reddy reads from a manuscript in progress titled "Underworld Lit."
In this session at Rincon High School, Joy Harjo reads several poems from She Had Some Horses (1983) and In Mad Love and War (1990). She also provides suggestions for beginning writers and discusses the writing process.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil reads poems from At the Drive-In Volcano (2007), Lucky Fish (2011), and her forthcoming collection Oceanic (2018).