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 He also discusses his writing process and reads some unpublished excerpts.
David Ignatow reads widely from his work of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s; this reading also includes several uncollected poems.
John Williams reads from three novels: Butcher's Crossing (1978), Stoner (1965), and Augustus (1972).
Nicole Walker reads from her memoir Quench Your Thirst with Salt (2013). This reading was originally given with Brent Hendricks.
Stella Pope Duarte performs The Day I Was Born and There is a Place for You in a powerful reading given as part of a Noche de Cultura held at Tucson's El Casino Ballroom.
Susan Steinberg reads a short story from Spectacle (2013).
Daniel Schoonebeek reads poems from his collections American Barricade (2014) and Trébuchet (forthcoming from University of Georgia Press, 2016). This reading was originally given with Solmaz Sharif as part of the Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading Series.
Aracelis Girmay discusses intersections between ways of thinking about poetry, ecologies, and climate change. She also reads from the black maria (2016) and Kingdom Animalia (2011). This reading was given as part of the Climate Change & Poetry Series.
Poet Douglas Kearney and percussionist/electronic musican Val Jeanty present a collaborative performance titled "Fodder," which combines poetry and music at the 2017 Thinking Its Presence Conference. The poems primarily come from Kearney's Buck Studies (2016).