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In this performance, Allen Ginsberg reads from Howl (1956), Kaddish (1961), and Reality Sandwiches (1963). He also discusses his writing process and reads some unpublished excerpts.

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Sharon Olds reads poems from her large body of work. This reading includes early versions of several poems that would go on to be collected in The Wellspring (1996). 

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Mark Doty discusses his experiences in Tucson and reads a poem about the local Tucson attraction The Valley of the Moon. He reads from three books: Atlantis (1995), My Alexandria (1993), and Bethlehem in Broad Daylight (1991).
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Howard Moss reads widely from his body of work.

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Jonathan Penner reads from Going Blind (1977) as well as work published in periodicals.

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Maggie Nelson reads widely from her early work, including material from Shiner (2001) and Take Three: 3 (1998), along with uncollected poems.

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Suzanne Gardinier reads from her first collection of poetry, The New World (1993), which was chosen for the AWP Award Series in Poetry.
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Poet and Poetry Center Interim Director Mark Wunderlich reads a series of poems in response to trauma, loss, and HIV/AIDS.
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Patricia Spears Jones reads poems from across her career as published in A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems (2015), along with uncollected work at the 2017 Thinking Its Presence conference. She also reads one poem from Stardust, landmines, and cartoons: Poems from 2006 to 2014 (2015).

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Charles Simic reads from New and Selected Poems, 1962-2012 (2013) and The Lunatic (2015).

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Mark Doty reads mostly new, uncollected poems that revolve around his observations and experiences living in New York City, with a focus on his co-op apartment building. He opens the evening with a memory of the mentorship he received as a high-schooler from Richard Shelton, who had recently passed at the time of this reading. This reading was given as part of the Tom Sanders Memorial Reading Series. 

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Eileen Myles reads poems from a "Working Life" (2023) focused on daily life, love, animals, humor, and the act of writing. Myles opens with an unpublished essay and concludes with new poems—several of which respond to animal cruelty—as well as a short story.

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