Demetria Martinez reads work from The Devil's Workshop (2002), Breathing Between the Lines (1997), and Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana (2005). She also reads a short story from the manuscript of The Block Captain's Daughter, which would go on to be published by University of Oklahoma Press in 2012.
C. D. Wright reads from One With Others (2010).
Nikki Giovanni reads from her extensive body of work and speaks about social justice and the civil rights movement.
Martín Espada reads from Trumpets from the Islands of their Eviction (1987), Rebellion is the Circle of a Lover's Hands (1990), and City of Coughing and Dead Radiators (1993).
Poetry Center Summer Resident Stephen Willey reads from "Living In," a manuscript-in-progress; the section performed here was composed during his residency. This reading was originally given with Brian Blanchfield and Karen Brennan.
Poets Odilia Galván Rodríguez and Martín Espada give a reading inspired by the anthology Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice. Mari Herreras moderates a discussion by the poets after introductory poems are read. This reading was given as part of the 2017 Tucson Humanities Festival.