Brenda Hillman reads from her books Bright Existence (1993), Practical Water (2009), and Seasonal Works With Letters On Fire (2013), along with uncollected and new poems.
Forrest Gander reads from his translation of Mexican poet Coral Bracho's It Must Be a Misunderstanding (2022), as well as from his own collection Twice Alive (2021). The reading begins with three poems by Gander's late wife, C.D. Wright, read by two other poets and Gander himself. Gander closes with his translation of a poem by Pablo Neruda published in Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda Poems (2016).