James Tate reads from his first collection, The Lost Pilot (1967), along with poems that would be collected in The Oblivion Ha-Ha (1970).
At the 2012 Poetry Off the Page Symposium, Elizabeth Frankie Rollins moderates a panel discussion with Julie Carr, Duriel E. Harris, K. J. Holmes, Douglas Kearney, Dawn Lundy Martin, Julie Ezelle Patton, and Ronaldo V. Wilson.
Roberto Tejada reads from Mirrors for Gold (2006) and Full Foreground (2012). This reading was originally given with J. Michael Martinez and Carmen Giménez Smith at an event titled Latino/a Poetry Now.
Carmen Giménez Smith reads poems from Milk and Filth (2013), along with several unpublished poems. This reading was originally given with J. Michael Martinez and Roberto Tejada at an event titled Latino/a Poetry Now.
Dana Levin reads primarily from In the Surgical Theatre (1999). This reading was originally given with Louise Glück.
Arianne Zwartjes reads selections from Detailing Trauma: A Poetic Anatomy (2012), along with new work.
Jenny Boully reads excerpts from of the mismatched teacups, of the single-serving spoon (2012) and not merely because of the unknown that was stalking toward them (2011), as well as new and uncollected work. This reading was given as part of the Hybrid Writing Series, co-sponsored by the UA Prose Series.
Linda Gregg reads primarily from Too Bright to See (1981).
Toi Derricotte reads from her first three collections: The Empress of the Death House (1978), Natural Birth (1983), and Captivity (1989). She also reads poems and prose that would later be collected in Tender (1997) and The Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey (1997), along with two unpublished poems, including one written in Tucson the night before this reading. She closes by singing an original song.
Poet and physician Fady Joudah reads uncollected and new poems; poems from Alight (2013) and Textu (2014); and translations from the works of Mahmoud Darwish, Ghassan Zaqtan, Hussein Barghouti, and Amjad Nasser.
Maxine Kumin reads from several collections including her first book, Halfway (1961), as well as Upcountry (1972) and House, Bridge, Fountain, Gate (1975). She reads poems on themes such as animals, dreams, water, and the body, as well as two elegies to her close friend Anne Sexton, and a series of seven riddles.
This reading was originally scheduled as a joint appearance by Brazilian poet Adélia Prado and her translator Ellen Doré Watson, but Prado was unable to travel due to health issues. Watson thus reads her translations of Prado's poetry, as collected in The Alphabet in the Park: Selected Poems (1990), and plays recordings of Prado reading some of her poetry in the original Portuguese.
Marcia Southwick reads poems from the second half of The Night Won't Save Anyone (1980), along with poems that would go on to be collected in Why the River Disappears (1990).
Lynn Luria-Sukenick reads two works of fiction ("The Man With The Blues Guitar" and "Still Life With Bath"), along with a short performance piece called "Bomb." "Bomb" is a collaboration with poet and musician Rob Brezsny, whose part is performed here by Jonathan Penner.
francine j. harris reads poems from her collection allegiance (2012) and from her upcoming manuscript play dead (Alice James Books, 2016). This reading was originally given with Tarfia Faizullah as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.
Annie Guthrie reads poems from her collection the good dark (2015) and from a manuscript titled let x (be rogue). This reading was originally given with Richard Siken.
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.
Camille Rankine reads poems from Incorrect Merciful Impulses (2016), as well as uncollected poems. This reading was originally given with Ocean Vuong.
Erika L. Sánchez reads poems from her collection Lessons on Expulsion (2017) as well as uncollected work. This reading was originally given alongside sam sax as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.
Shayla Lawz reads from her book speculation, n. (2021), which revolves around survival and Black life amidst police violence within the age of social media and the 24/7 news cycle. Lawz creates a unique performed version of her book through repetition and distortions not present on the page. This reading was originally given alongside Aria Aber as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.