Ruth Stone reads extensively from In an Iridescent Time (1959) and Topoography and Other Poems (1971); she also reads some unpublished poems.
John Gardner reads from two of his stories, "Coyote and the Dead Man" and "Come on Back."
Renee Angle reads from her book-length poetry project WoO (2016). This reading was originally given with Wendy Burk.
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson reads from and discusses No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller (2012). A conversation with Stephanie Troutman concludes the reading.
Monica Sok reads poems from her collection A Nail the Evening Hangs On (2020). This reading was originally given alongside Tiana Clark.
Michael Wasson reads poems primarily from his first full-length collection, Swallowed Light (2022), which inhabits both the fragmented self and the tensions of language and history experienced by Wasson's Nimíipuu community. Part of the Distinguished Visitors in Creative Writing Series, this reading was originally given with Jennifer Elise Foerster.
Summer resident Angel Dominguez reads poems rooted in ancestors and community as they protest colonialism, fascism, and gentrification. Dominguez first reads from across their published works: Black Lavender Milk (2015), RoseSunWater (2021), and Desgraciado (the collected letters) (2022). They close the reading with recent poems, including one written the night before the reading and others from a manuscript in progress titled Don't Tell My Mother If They Kill Me.