Vang, Mai Der. Yellow Rain. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2021.
A group reading celebrating the release of Spiral Orb 5, a poetic inventory of saguaro national park.
In this reading and presentation, originally given with Charles Alexander, writer and biologist Elizabeth Bernays reads from her large body of literary works and discusses her entomological research.
W.S. Merwin reads poems from collections spanning four decades of work, including poems that would be collected three years later in Travels (1993). Used with permission of the Wylie Agency LLC.
Galway Kinnell reads from across his body of work before reading drafts of poems that would appear in his twelfth book, Imperfect Thirst (1994). He reads from Body Rags (1968), The Book of Nightmares (1971), Mortal Acts, Mortal Words (1980), and When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone (1990). He also recites a portion of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Whitman's death.
Kimiko Hahn reads from Toxic Flora (2010) and Brain Fever (2014). This reading was given as part of the Spectacular Poetics series.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil reads poems from At the Drive-In Volcano (2007), Lucky Fish (2011), and her forthcoming collection Oceanic (2018).