Johnson, Kimberly. Uncommon Prayer. New York: Persea Books, 2014.
Mexican poet Homero Aridjis reads work reflecting his environmental activism and engagement with Mexican history, drawn from his 2001 bilingual publication Ojos de otro mirar / Eyes to See Otherwise: Selected Poems. The English translations of Aridjis's poems (by Eliot Weinberger, George McWhirter, and Betty Ferber) are read aloud by Alison Hawthorne Deming.
Thalia Field reads from Bird Lovers, Backyard (2010) with University of Arizona MFA students Mike Coakley, Kendra Mullison, and Erin Zwiener. Each selection is read poly-vocally, i.e., one reader per paragraph.
Alison Hawthorne Deming reads essays from Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit (2014). This reading was originally given with Susan Briante.
Camille Dungy discusses climate change and reads from What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (2006), Smith Blue (2011), and a forthcoming manuscript titled Trophic Cascade. This reading was given as part of the Climate Change & Poetry Series.
Camille Rankine reads poems from Incorrect Merciful Impulses (2016), as well as uncollected poems. This reading was originally given with Ocean Vuong.