Dominguez, Angel. Desgraciado (the collected letters). New York: Nightboat Books, 2022, pp. 127-128.
Ofelia Zepeda reads from Where Clouds Are Formed (2008). This reading was originally given with Christopher Burawa.
Franz Wright discusses a wide range of topics, including Rilke, translation, and the writing life.
Stephen Dunn and Dave Smith read from their poems.
As part of the Institute for Inquiry and Poetics, Peter J. Harris, Michael Warr, Luivette Resto, and Luis J. Rodriguez read from and discuss collected and uncollected work, including from their books Bless the Ashes (Harris, 2014), The Armageddon of Funk (Warr, 2011), Ascension (Resto, 2013), Unfinished Portrait (Resto, 2008), Borrowed Bones: New Poems from the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles (Rodriguez, 2016), and From Our Land to Our Land: Essays, Journeys, and Imaginings from a Native Xicanx Writer (Rodriguez, 2020). Diana Marie Delgado leads a conversation to conclude the event.
As part of the Institute for Inquiry and Poetics and the Art for Justice series, Nicole Sealey, John Murillo, and Hanif Abdurraqib read from and discuss their writing centered on police violence, the carceral justice system, and racial injustice towards Black Americans. Sealey specifically reads excerpts from her then-unpublished manuscript The Ferguson Report: An Erasure (2023). Diana Marie Delgado leads a conversation throughout the event.