Stanley Elkin reads The State of the Art from his collection of short stories The Living End.
William Olsen reads primarily poems that would go on to be collected in Trouble Lights (2002), including "A Cat," "The Human Heart," "To A Fly," "Ruin Outlasting Sorrow," and "Black Globe."
James Tate reads poems from throughout his career. His world-famous sense of humor is on display in both his verse and his presence before the audience.
Natalie Shapero reads poems from Hard Child (2017) along with other uncollected poems.