Rebecca Seiferle reads a long sequence, "On the Island of Bones," from her poetry collection Wild Tongue (2007). This reading for the 2009 Tucson Festival of Books was originally given alongside Demetria Martínez.
Juliana Spahr reads from The Connection of Everyone with Lungs (2005) and "Gentle Now, Don't Add to Heartache" as part of the Poetry Center's Fall 2009 sequence of themed readings, "Oh Earth, Wait for Me: Conversations about Art and Ecology." This reading was given alongside Jonathan Skinner.
Mónica de la Torre reads two pieces from Public Domain, including the long poem "The Crush." This reading was originally given with Bhanu Kapil and Ben Lerner as part of the Next Word in Poetry series.
Fred Moten reads his sequence "come on, get it!," which would later be collected in The Feel Trio (2014). This performance was given for his Next Word appearance with Rusty Morrison.
Charles Alexander reads widely from his work as part of the Tucson Lit Press Fest event. He closes with a selection from the ongoing collection Pushing Water, published in 2011 by Cuneiform Press.
C.D. Wright reads the first poem from her collection Tremble (1997) and a selection from String Light (1991), and discusses questions of process and craft.
Tedi López Mills reads poems from While Light Is Built (2004) with translations read by Wendy Burk.
Richard Siken reads poems from Crush (2005). This reading was originally given with Camille T. Dungy and Heriberto Yépez for the Next Word in Poetry Series.
Khaled Mattawa presents a lecture on the long poem, in which he considers different types of long poems, their inspiration and subject matter, and their effect. The lecture incorporates portions of a published essay, "Epic Temptations: On an Unwritten Poem." Mattawa also reads from a sequence of poems in progress.
Monica Sok reads poems from her collection A Nail the Evening Hangs On (2020). This reading was originally given alongside Tiana Clark.