Marcum, Carl. A Camera Obscura. Pasadena: Red Hen Press, 2021.
Ofelia Zepeda reads from her collection Where Clouds Are Formed (2008).
Karen Brennan reads from little dark (2014). This reading was originally given with Brian Blanchfield and Stephen Willey.
Stephen Dunn and Dave Smith read from their poems.
Ann H. Zwinger reads from her books of natural history, including Beyond the Aspen Groove (1970), Run, River, Run: A Naturalist's Journey Down One of the Great Rivers of the West (1975), Wind in the Rock: The Canyonlands of Southeastern Utah (1978), and A Desert Country near the Sea: A Natural History of the Cape Region of Baja California (1983).
Nanao Sakaki performs poems and songs in the courtyard of the Poetry Center on Cherry Avenue. Asking the audience, "Any questions? I'll answer by my poems," Sakaki addresses themes raised by audience members such as anger, feeling at home, time, walking, and love for the desert and all forms of life.
Cherríe Moraga reads excerpts from her memoir Native Country of the Heart (2019).