Judith Ortiz Cofer reads prose and poetry from Terms of Survival (1987) and Silent Dancing (1990), as well as work that would later be collected in The Latin Deli (1993), Reaching for the Mainland (1995), and A Love Story Beginning in Spanish (2005).
Frances Washburn reads from Elsie's Business (2006) and The Sacred White Turkey (2010).
Richard Shelton reads from his memoir Nobody Rich or Famous (2016). He also reads a related poem from Selected Poems, 1969-1981 (1982).
Rita Dove reads from her Collected Poems, 1974-2004 (2016) as well as from uncollected poems at the Phoenix Art Museum. This reading was originally given with Sandra Cisneros and Joy Harjo in partnership with ArchiTEXTS: A Conversation Across Languages with Natalie Diaz.